Empowering the voiceless communities
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About Us

Karunai Vizhigal

Karunai Vizhigal is a nonprofit organization, registered under Indian Trust Act in the year 2004. Karunai Vizhigal has been working for the development of children and women from the marginalized, oppressed, and socially excluded downtrodden, vulnerable communities in the Bhuvangiri, Keerapalayam, and Parangipettai blocks. 
  • To uplift the rural poor through rural development strategies and build appropriate institutional facilities for them
  • To empower women, rural poor, marginalized, disadvantaged segments of society through socio-economic interventions and facilitate the implementation of developmental programs, capacity building, etc.
  • To provide relief and rehabilitation assistance to the victims of natural disaster
  • To provide alternative medical facilities like Siddha, Homeopathy, and Ayurvedic to the community
  • To provide legal education and training to the disadvantaged community and to work for their rights like Human rights, child rights, and women's rights enabling them to pursue their rights
  • To train and capacitate the target community to increase their income and income earning capacity through skill training and through facilitating the implementation of income generation projects

Our focus areas

An integrated approach to build a equitable and empowered society

Mission & Vision


To establish an economically, socially and educationally empowered society


Empowering and developing, bringing sustainable development, enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence of the target communities to build their own environment, necessary structures, and systems, solve their own problems and issues, and have control over the development process.

Our Programs

Women Empowerment

Women empowerment has been one of the priority interventions of Karunai Vizhigal in the Cuddalore district. The development of women starts with empowerment and leads to income generation through savings and credit habits. The Self Help Groups formed and nurtured by Karunai Vizhigal have become the base for the empowerment of women. With 55 women Self Help Groups and 870 members have facilitated the SHGs with networking and linkages built up with government line departments, banks, and Allied systems availing credit, subsidies, government welfare measures, etc.

Livelihood Development

We were supported by RSWR India, as initiated livelihoods cum Income generation activities training for 45 women SHG members in the Cuddalore district. 

Livelihood support from INR. 5000 to 10000 has been distributed as revolving credit to the beneficiaries, depending upon the nature of small businesses or micro-enterprises.

Our Activities

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Water Conservation Program

Water Conservation Program focuses on cleaning and greening existing water bodies that have vanished or are under the threat of vanishing, keeping villages at a greater risk of water shortage.

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Independence day celebration

We celebrated the 75th Independence Day at Cuddalore (D). Hoisted the Indian national flag, sang the national anthem, took part in cultural parades, and many children participated in cultural activities.


Covid-19 support

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic masks, sanitizer, food items, and vegetables were distributed to the people through our  Karunai Vizhigal organization.

Our Impact

It is the small change that makes the biggest impact.


Board Members

V Maragatham

Managing Trustee

S Sivasankaran

Financial Trustee

Team Members

R Venkatesan


M Saraswathi


B Vizhala


Make a generous donation to help us reach more beneficiaries.

Account Number: 500101012008760

Bank: City Union Bank

Branch: Thillainayagapuram

IFSC Code: CIUB0000510

All donations are eligible for tax savings under 80G.


Volunteer with us for making a difference in somebody's life and also it is a good opportunity for you to give back to the society. For more information, mail us at karunaivizhigal2004@gmail.com

Get in touch

Mailing Address

No. 1 Gandhi Avenue, Cuddalore Main Road, B Mutur & Post – 608 501, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu, India

Email Address


Phone Number


Cuddalore Main Road