We work to dramatically improve the lives of over half a million people living in rural poverty.
Who we are
Since 1988 we have raised £3.5 million to fund a variety of community led rural development projects through our partners in Tamil Nadu, India.
The rural poor in Tamil Nadu lead lives of hardship and poverty. Unemployment is widespread and wages are low with families often having to exist on an annual income of less than £250 per annum. The benefits of India’s recent economic growth have not yet reached the rural poor, nor are they expected to for some time.
With our partners, SCAD, we are working to improve the lives of the most deprived communities in Tamil Nadu.
Evie Dickinson writes about India’s healthcare issues and the work Salt of the Earth are doing to improve the situation in Tamil Nadu… This year’s focus for World Health Day is diabetes. India is the diabetes capital of the world, home to more than 65 million people with the disease. It is expected that, […]
On Wednesday 16th March 2016 Peter and Sue Robinson held their 14th annual Balti evening for SOTE supporters in Aylesbury. This event has become a highlight in our supporters’ social calendar that live in and around the Aylesbury area. The event was attended by around 50-60 supporters who enjoyed fantastic Indian food and a […]
Tom Edwards our Development Officer talks about India’s problem of water and what Salt of the Earth are doing about it… Today is World Water Day, which is an international observance and a chance for us all to think about one of the world’s most important resources, water. Here in the UK, we use water […]
A Blog Post by Evie Dickinson for International Women’s Day
The 8th of March marks International Women’s Day. A day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year the theme is ‘pledge for parity’; a call for action in an attempt to accelerate gender parity. Goal five of the UN Sustainable Development Goals is ‘achieve gender equality and empower […]
On a recent visit to our partner organisation in India we met local farmer Selva Kumar who has been involved in the tree planting project and see first hand how Salt of the Earth is making an impact to the lives of those living in rural Tamil Nadu. Selva Kumar Selva Kumar, 45, […]