Organisations active in India

Stichting Woord en Daad
Spijksedijk 18
4207 GN Gorinchem
Tel:0183 - 61 18 00
Fax:0183 - 61 18 08

Mail address:
P.O. 560
4200 AN Gorinchem

Stichting Woord en Daad ( Word and Deed) together with their local Christian partners in Africa, Asia and Central America working on structural poverty reduction in the South. Woord en Daad is committed to work among the poorest of the poor, with a focus on their empowerment.

An important field of activity of the organisation is education. Via a financial adoption programme more than 28.000 children are reached world-wide. Woord en Daad also actively works on awareness raising among the grassroots supporters, and lobby and advocacy.

The main activities of Woord en Daad are:
  • Education: from pre school to high school level, scholarships, vocational training.
  • Labour and income: income generation, micro credit, employment, job centres.
  • Basic needs: Food, health, water, agriculture, emergency relief.
In the Netherlands 86 committees, formed by 900 volunteers, are actively involved in fundraising for operations in the South.

Woord en Daad is active in different countries in the South and works with with independent local organisations. These partner organisations are responsible for the execution of the projects. They are extensively screened before a partner relation with Woord en Daad is started. In general every partner organisation sends at least every half a year a financial and narrative report concerning all projects. At the end of the fiscal year an auditorsí certificate must be added.

The organisations are visited at least every two years by Woord & Daad. Then, on the basis of project agreements and reports, is checked whether in the execution of the project objectives are met, whether the report reflects reality and whether the administrative figures correspond to the financial report of the project.

Besides Woord & Daad controls the financial administration on the spot once every five years. This includes the financial management and the way internal and external control of spending money is carried out.

In India Woord en Daad is active in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. At present they have 6 partners in India. For their projects in India visit their web site.

For information please contact Mr. J. Dankers.
Photographs by courtsey of Stichting Woord en Daad.