Holistic development, interculturality & passing on

INDP is an independent Indian organization founded in 1999 and committed to support and accompany populations living below the poverty line, focusing firstly on rural areas. Established in South India, in the state of Tamil Nadu, our offices and training centres are located in Pondicherry.

The goal of INDP programmes is to give oppressed and marginalized populations their autonomy back, without ever giving in to any form of assistantship.

It is about initiating the social and economic progression of the most fragile families by strengthening their skills through education as well as active and participative solidarity

"At the core of human values"


INDP is dedicated to supporting, listening, guiding and instilling its energy in its relationship with families and in solving the daily issues they face.

INDP's imperative concern is to act over the long term, giving meaning to our action.

"Holistic" development

Action joins theory, to think human beings in their entirety and complexity


Developing a holistic approach, placing the human being in its diversity and complexity, to take into account all of its physical, mental, emotional, family, social, cultural and spiritual dimensions.

In "holistic", the "whole" refers to all of the approaches of life or training techniques that take into account the entirety of the individual and offers populations alternatives of development.

Culture & interculturality

Culture is openness, getting another breath, the possibility to express oneself, through gesture, speech, play, movement. Culture also means acquiring a certain form of freedom !

Expressing oneself is existing already

Augustin J. Brutus

All INDP projects voluntarily place a great deal of importance on culture, artistic expression, singing, theatre and dancing.

In praise of passing on

Improving the access, functioning and quality of education is seen as the best way to encourage the emancipation of disadvantaged populations, it represents an extraordinary lever to free populations and contribute to their autonomy.

Fostering access to training is giving people a "future"

Our training courses are targeted and tailored to the needs of populations: 

  • awareness-raising on water and hygiene
  • consciousness-raising programme for women
  • youth camps
  • training course on agriculture
  • exchange programme with New Caledonia
  • green clubs
  • educational programme with the "rice game"
  • vermiculture training
  • training course on organic farming and medicinal gardens 
  • evening classes
  • Kindergarden at the Kalangium center
  • ...


INDP is committed to communicating comprehensive, clear and coherent information regarding all of its funding activities

Most of our financing comes from Indian and foreign funds. Bilateral aid or direct financing from governments or inter-governmental agencies, local and central governments, foreign embassies, ministries, regional & national councils, private companies, associations. Private Indian or foreign charitable donations, in-kind donations (donations from beneficiary populations) are also a funding source. Funds are generally allocated on a project basis and it is our duty and responsibility to produce a financial report audited in India and transferred to each of our financial partner.

Budget allocation. 15 to 20% to operational costs. More than 80% of our budget is directly allocated to projects.

Balance sheet. A balance sheet of INDP operational costs is sent to local institutions each year.