Pioneer in Community-Driven Sustainable Development

Bala Vikasa is one of India’s leading nonprofits with innovative multi-sectoral, high-impact, sustainable development interventions aimed at achieving an equitable and just society for all. Founded by Singareddy Bala Theresa Gingras and her husband, André Gingras, a career diplomat with CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency), Bala Vikasa is widely regarded as a Development Innovator committed to Community-Driven Development. Our programs in Safe Water, Food Security, Water Conservation, WASH, Women Empowerment, Widow Emancipation, Quality Education, Model Communities and Humanitarian Relief have impacted over 10 million rural poor in more than 7,000 villages spanning 8 South-Central states over the past 30 years.

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Interventions and Institutions Delivering Impact

Driven by a 44 Year Legacy of Transforming Communities through designing and implementing pioneering Community-Driven Sustainable Development Initiatives,
strengthening development practice through effective Capacity Building programs and advisory, and forging alliances between for-profit and non-profit worlds for the highest social impact

Impacting Locally, Inspiring Globally


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Million USD In Aid


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Indian States


Million Beneficiaries


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Global & Local
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Covid Response

Global Affairs Canada and SOPAR Support COVID Emergency Response Activities In 1000 Villages

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Social Entrepreneurship

Bala Vikasa Signs MoU With TSIC To Incubate Social Startups                               

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Quality Education

180+ Orphans Provided With Financial Support To Pursue Higher Education

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Women Empowerment

Women Coordinators Raise 7 Lakh Rupees To Help Over 400 Old and Destitute people

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Nicole Girard Testimonial
Jennifer M. Johnson Testimonial

“I have to say it was a really amazing experience for me to hear from the rural women entrepreneurs directly about the change in their outlook and the improvements that they’re starting to make in their businesses because of the training sessions and workshops as part of the Incubation Program for Rural Woman Entrepreneurs. The innovative mentorship arrangement with young women students of business administration looks promising."

Nicole Girard

Consul General of Canada in Bengaluru

“At Franklin Templeton we say that we help people achieve the things that are most important in their life. But there’s probably nothing more important than having clean water. So, being a part of this program and partnering with a phenomenal NGO, knowing that we’ve helped 150 villages and over 300,000 people get clean water is something that is so core to the values of Franklin Templeton. We’re just incredibly honored to be a part of this program with you guys."

Jennifer M. Johnson

President and CEO, Franklin Templeton Investments