Project RISHI (Rural India Social and Health Improvement) is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to promote the sustainable development of rural Indian communities. Project RISHI was established in 2005 at the University of California, Los Angeles. 11 years later, this non-profit organization has expanded to include 10 different university chapters across the United States. The University of Southern California RISHI chapter was founded in 2014, when three motivated students saw the need for a global outreach club that emphasized genuine, long-lasting change.
Our Target Community
Naga Valadia is our partnering village, located in the Kutch region of Gujarat, India.
size: 1300 people
primary occupations: farmer, seamstress,driver
80% of the men chew or smoke tobacco
the adult literacy rate is 25%
the nearest doctor is more than 40 minutes away