Association For Sustainable Community Development - Chennai, India
The Association of Sustainable Community Development (ASSCOD), formed in 1994, was originally focused on health issues of the poor people. ASSCOD has gradually expanded its focus on promoting the social and economic development of the rural poor, especially through the women empowerment, education and disaster management. ASSCOD's main approach centered on the emerging Community based organizations which take up the development challenges and to lead a sustainable development through linkages and networks with banks and government organizations.Since 2003, ASSCOD's encouraged the concept of self-help groups; organizing women into small groups, encouraging micro savings and credit imparting skills and awareness training to the beneficiaries.
- InVenture has been working with ASSCOD since April 2010.