ANAWIM TRUST (ANAWIM in Hebrew means Poor) was initiated in 1993 by a group of concerned individuals from Tuticorin District in the southeastern coast of Tamil Nadu.  

ANAWIM works with the rural communities of Tiruchendur Taluk, Tuticorin District facing severe marginalisation in social, economic and cultural terms.  Most of the village people survive by providing unskilled labour for daily wages. 


ANAWIM began its work in Kulasekharanpattinam village; presently, ANAWIM has extended to more than 40 villages.

ANAWIM works through three major programmes to empower the rural poor 

    l.Women    2.Children   3.Environment.

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Support the empowerment of rural communities in the exercising of their rights and increased access to natural resources in order to have greater control over their lives, livelihoods and environment.


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