About SEED Trust

Socio Economic and Educational Development Trust (SEED Trust) is a public charitable Trust registered under the Indian Trust Act 1882 on April 11, 1997 with the registration number 34/97, allowing the entity to receive foreign funds. Contributions are exempt from tax under Section 80 (G) of the Income Tax Act. The Trust is also registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 1976 with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

The Trust targets people at the bottom of the pyramid and aims to create a sustainable and replicable poverty reduction model. SEED Trust was set up in April 1997 and shares the same vision and mission as Hand in Hand India. SEED Trust focuses on implementing an integrated community development project for poverty reduction. The Solid Waste Management, Health and Citizens’ Centre interventions are included under the umbrella of SEED Trust.

SEED Trust Vision

To alleviate poverty through job creation and integrated community development


To work for the economic and social empowerment of women, and thus of society, by creating enterprises and jobs. To follow this with an integrated development programme that creates sustainable communities.


Mr. N.M. Murugan

Executive Officer, Mamallapuram

I use to buy meat in a local shop where I reside; I always carry a steel box to buy meat. Initially, I had difficulty in convincing the shopkeeper to give the meat in tiffin box, since they had this habit of giving away the meat in plastic carry bags. I insisted that he give it to me in a steel box for the first time, whenever, I visit the shop now, he takes my box and give me the product. Now, local residents know that, I refuse and avoid using carry bags; it gives me a privilege and an identity among the locale.


Kai Raasi clinic beneficiary, Pattukottai

I have been consulting here for the past two years for diabetes. Besides a good nursing assistant and counseling the low cost of medicines is a big boost. If I were to buy the medicines from outside it will cost me Rs 250 to 300. I am thankful to Kai-Raasi Clinic for their support.


Inspector,Kanchipuram (Kai Raasi clinic beneficiary)

Our family has been visiting the Kai Raasi clinic from the last five years and it is the attitude of the doctors and nurses and the service they provide that draws us here every time. Besides, the affordability and effective medicines are a huge boon for us.

Government Statistics

Even after decades of freedom, India is struggling to provide basic health services to its people. According to government sources, in India 45 children die every hour due to respiratory infections. 1 child dies every 2 minutes due to Diarrhoea. And annually, about 2 million children under 5 years of age die due to preventable diseases. The situation calls for timely care and diagnosis which can reduce the incidence of morbidity and mortality especially among children and women