The Belaku Trust works in villages of rural Karnataka, South India.We combine world-class research in rural health and society with patient,responsible and committed programmes to help rural women achieve new standards of income,wellness,education for their children,access to public services that are their right, and overall, greater happiness and dignity for their families. Our goal is that our work will enable the people of Kanakapura Taluk to acquire the skills and self-confidence required to help themselves and improve their circumstances. To that end we foster initiatives that promote individual and community involvement to bring about positive change.
Our approach is anchored by the integration of rigorous research with practical programme implementation.Key research addresses locally relevant issues and provides the basis for our intervention programmes. In turn, the programmes in the field generate valuable information that allows for wider dissemination and informed formulation of policy and generates new questions.