Enhancing ‘Kshamta’ & Adding Values

Kshamta Foundation, India

Aishwarya Sharma on July 7, 2018 in Health & Sanitation

Human wellbeing is the recognition that everyone around the world, regardless of geography, age, culture, religion or political environment, aspires to live well. Wellbeing is not necessarily bound by income, rather, it is an individual’s thoughts and feelings about how well they are doing in life, contentment with material possessions and having relationships that enable them to achieve their goals. Many factors impact upon an individual’s ability to live well including war, conflict, social fragmentation, inequality, poverty, malnourishment as well as access to resources.

Well-being of a human being stands at the core of human development. Well-being is distinct from subjectivity or material. Well-being can be represented as Freedom. The Freedom to do and to be. Followed by the life human beings are effectively able to lead. The same idea drives Kshamta Foundation. Inspired by the seminal work of Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen and Economist Mahbub Ul Haq on Human Capabilities, this approach is popularly known as Capability Approach. This Foundation is concerned with the relevant kind of distinction, the Means-Ends Distinction. They are concerned whether the people are able to be healthy and whether the means or resources necessary for this capability such as clean water, adequate sanitation, access to Doctors, protection from infections and diseases and the basic knowledge of health, are present. They are concerned whether people are well nourished, whether people have quality education, have a level playing field to acquire a decent job, have proper economic leverages to start a business or tackling emergency situations. We are also concerned whether they are suffering from lack of self-respect and if they are taking active part in the community life.

In the end they thoroughly understand that above mentioned entitlements are not the ends of well-being, only their means. This understanding creates our commitment to Enhance Capabilities and Add Values for People.

As the world seeks to define a new development agenda post-2015, Kshamta Foundation approach is aligned with the processes of development that can improve people’s well-being that are beyond economic solutions only.

The Foundation has its outreach in three states of India i.e., Odisha, Chhattisgarh, and Jharkhand where it works in collaboration with its associated concerns.

Their works include Environmental wellbeing, Livelihood Institution Development and Services, Affordable and Clean Energy, Health Discipline, Safe Water and Sustainable Sanitation, Education and Skill as well as Knowledge for Development.

Till now they have been adding value in a number of lives, whether it is by saving someone’s livestock, mitigating crisis through alternate livelihood, sharing knowledge for development, empowering rural women through financial literacy, or development through collectivism, etc.

Their work is beyond appreciation. They’ve been working hard for humanity and development. To know more about their hard work visit Kshamta Foundation right now!

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