WHAT WE DO
Holy Cross Social Service Society is a non-government, non-profit organization, established in 1995 that works for the development of deprived and marginalised people in the remotest areas of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa. With a vision of facilitating a society where communities are able to make their own choices, meet their survival needs and lead a self-reliant and sustainable life with dignity, Holy Cross aims to reach out as an enabling institution to improve quality of life of deprived communities.
Since 1995 the organisation has worked in partnership with communities. It has come up with work centres on women’s self-help saving groups; introduced sustainable agricultural practices; increased people’s participation in local self-governance; improved enrolment, retention and the quality of teaching in primary schools. As an organisation, it focuses on Primary Education, Sustainable Livelihood and Participatory Governance. It also addresses issues such as disaster management, health and sanitation, child rights, and HIV/AIDS prevention, while focusing on women and children in particular.