The Timbaktu Collective [India]

is a registered Not-for-Profit Organization initiated in 1990, working for sustainable development in the drought prone Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh (A.P.) INDIA.

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The Timbaktu Collective works in over 150 villages of Chennekothapalli, Roddam, and Ramagiri mandals of Anantapur district, reaching and serving about 20,000 marginalized families.
They work with some of the most affected by chronic drought, unproductive land, unemployment, and poor infrastructural facilities in the region – among them the landless, small and marginal farmers, with special emphasis on women, children, youth and dalits.
Their vision is for rural communities to take control of their own lives, govern themselves, and live in social and gender harmony while maintaining a sustainable lifestyle.


Their mission is to enable marginalized rural people, landless labourers, and small and marginal farmers particularly women, children, youth, dalits and the disabled, to enhance their livelihood resources, get organized, and work towards social justice and gender equity to lead life in a meaningful and joyous way.
With local self-governance as the underlying theme, the Timbaktu Collective develops models that address the rights of the disadvantaged rural populace.
The models include:
||| ecological restoration of waste lands
||| organic farming and marketing
||| alternative banking, credit creation, legal aid and counselling for women
||| child-friendly education and spaces
||| livelihood through animal husbandry
||| disability support
As part of its strategy, they have transfor numerous village-based organizations for the rural poor, promoted producer owned mutually-aided business enterprises, and revived the Cooperative movement.

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