Who we are

Foundation for Rural Development is a Non-Profit, non-political and non-discriminatory organization established in April, 2006 and then registered under Voluntary Social Welfare Act of 1961, Registration No. DSW/NWFP/2899 dated: 5th June, 2008 with the purpose to bring the marginalized and underprivileged communities in to the mainstream of development. The very purpose of the FRD is based on the principles of mutual respect, gender sensitivity and rights based approach. The main focus of FRD is on the long term development of the areas of its geographical coverage, but is always active in humanitarian response whenever need arises. The term development as used in the context of FRD is an inclusive term which includes but is not limited to education, health, economic development (Livelihoods), Community infrastructure, Protection and equality of human beings and social inclusion. Social Mobilization, Gender mainstreaming and capacity building are always cross cutting themes of all the interventions of FRD. In the humanitarian scenario the FRD responds right from the initial emergency phase through early recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction.

FRD envisions a “Prosperous, Peaceful, Productive and Socially inclusive Society where all human beings can realize their potential"

Improved quality of life in the backward areas, by improving the socio-economic conditions of people through equitable and sustainable utilization of resources and empowering the vulnerable and weaker groups.


  • To support vulnerable families/individuals of disaster/conflict stricken areas through effective emergency response, recovery and rehabilitation.
  • To raise awareness and build capacity of community through collective efforts in Education, Health & Nutrition, Livelihoods and community infrastructure for their socio-economic uplift.
  •  To improve women status and empower them for addressing their Practical as well as Strategic gender needs through gender mainstreaming.
  • To provide a uniform platform for advocacy of all social issues/inequities at a gross root level for policy level changes
  • To empower local CSOs/CBOs for playing effective role in socioeconomic development of their communities through capacity building and mass awareness

Emergency Response: Food items (cooked and dry), Non-Food items, WASH, Shelter and Camp Management.

Recovery: Housing, Water Sanitation, Cash for Work and Cash for Training (Community Physical infrastructure and skills development)

Rehabilitation /Development: Drinking water supply schemes, irrigation channels and agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Livestock and forestry. Health & Education,

Field Studies: Evaluation and Impact studies

Social Mobilization
Capacity building
Gender Mainstreaming