Kiranmayi Socio Educational Society (KISES) is a voluntary organization established in the year 1999 after which it worked in the Khammam and Krishna districts of Andhra Pradesh, India.
Early programmes in the Khammam district concentrated on empowering women’s groups and the formation and strengthening of self-help groups and banking assistance to help families to sustain their livelihoods.
Then followed the implementation of a post-tsunami health and sanitation programme in Machilipatnam and Nagayalanka mandals covering 16 villages with the backing and support of Tdh, from Switzerland.
House repairs were also carried out for victims of the tsunami, while a KISES Health Centre was constructed in Pedapatnam village to serve a population of around 30,000 from 30 villages.
We are now seeking for a mobile health centre to complement this much-needed facility (please go to Current Project Proposals to learn more).
|The area of villages selected by KISES was very remote area of the Krishna district and most adjacent to the river of Krishna and particularly of island villages.
Location: These island villages were located in Nagayalanka mandal and far from Nagayalanka (20km), which is very adjacent to the Krishna river. Transportation is very difficult as the only way is through the sea and only one ferry is available to transport villagers across the wide expanse of water.
Demographical area: On the island are two panchayats, consisting of 10 villages and having 2,000 families and a population of nearly 8,000.