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KZSVS – An Initiative to improve the quality of life of the poorest and most disadvantaged members of the society


Kandhamal Zilla Sabuja Vaidya Sangathan (KZSVS) is a secular, non-profit, non-governmental, and non-political organization working in Odisha, India since 2004. Initially focused on generating awareness about medicinal plants and herbal medicine, KZSVS aimed to rejuvenate the use of herbal and medicinal plants, providing affordable healthcare to tribal communities. Presently, KZSVS has identified 100 traditional healers in Daringbadi Block, working towards strengthening the Vaidyas Forum in the district.

Expanding its scope, KZSVS strives for socio-economic development of marginalized communities in Kandhamal. From a small village to now spanning over 600 villages, KZSVS is a progressive non-profit organization registered under the societies act. With a dedicated mission, KZSVS has been working relentlessly for the past decade, focusing on sustainable livelihoods for the socio-economically disadvantaged, women and child health, hygiene, menstrual issues, and nutritional support.

KZSVS has successfully implemented programs like School to School, Cloth for Work, Water and Sanitation management, Natural Resource Management, Biodiversity Conservation, and Disaster preparedness with support from government agencies, including Goonj New Delhi, JDF, DASRA, Vitamin Angels, and other non-governmental aid organizations. The organization actively participates in lobbying and advocacy to address the concerns of vulnerable groups, building networks and alliances at district and state levels. KZSVS has received multiple awards for its impactful work.

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Kandhamal Zilla Sabuja Vaidya Sangathan (KZSVS) envisions a society where men and women, regardless of their caste, class, race, or religion, living in communities, lead lives of dignity through a system of self-determination and self-reliance. This vision is rooted in principles of cooperation, participation, love, sharing, caring, and respect towards each other. We aspire to build a community-owned organization that empowers individuals and communities to achieve sustainable livelihoods while preserving our natural environment.


Kandhamal Zilla Sabuja Vaidya Sangathan (KZSVS) aims at social, cultural, vocational & educational development of the women and other weaker section of the ST, SC, OBC and minority communities. Focus and develop appropriate skills among the youth and women for income generation and ensure food security through sustainable management of natural resources.


The mission of Kandhamal Zilla Sabuja Vaidya Sangathan (KZSVS) is to create an exploitation-free society where all people, irrespective of their caste, class, or race, live with equity, fostering unity in diversity. Our goal is to promote sustained peace, equal access to quality education, good health, and food security. We will achieve this by:

  1. Institutional Building: We are committed to building strong institutions that empower individuals and communities to take control of their destinies. Through capacity-building, education, and skill development, we aim to enhance self-determination and selfreliance.
  2. Sustainable Natural Resource Management: KZSVS recognizes the vital role that natural resources play in livelihoods. We are dedicated to sustainable management and conservation of these resources to ensure their availability for generations to come.
  3. Community Transformation: We believe that true progress can only be achieved through community transformation. By fostering cooperation, promoting social inclusion, and encouraging dialogue, we work towards creating harmonious and thriving communities.
  4. Peacemaking: KZSVS is committed to conflict resolution and peacemaking efforts within our communities. We strive to address conflicts and differences through dialogue, understanding, and
    reconciliation to create a more peaceful and just society. Through these efforts, KZSVS aims to uplift the lives of the marginalized and disadvantaged, promoting a society where every individual has the opportunity to lead a life of dignity and prosperity.


The objectives of Kandhamal Zilla Sabuja Vaidya Sangathan (KZSVS) are aimed at achieving sustainable development and improving the lives of marginalized communities in the district. With a focus on socio-economic empowerment, health, hygiene, and environmental conservation, KZSVS has been actively working towards the following goals:

  1. Sustainable Livelihood: KZSVS aims to strengthen the livelihoods of socioeconomically marginalized families. By implementing various skill development and income-generation programs, the organization empowers communities to achieve economic self-sufficiency and break the cycle of poverty.
  2. Health and Hygiene: KZSVS focuses on promoting health and hygiene practices among the underprivileged communities it serves. Through awareness campaigns, training sessions, and access to essential healthcare services, the organization addresses the health needs of women, children, and adolescent girls, including issues related to menstruation and nutritional supplementation.
  3. Water and Sanitation Management: KZSVS actively participates in water and sanitation management initiatives. The organization works towards improving water accessibility, ensuring safe sanitation practices, and implementing effective natural resource management strategies. It has successfully undertaken projects to manage water resources, such as canal rejuvenation, in rural villages.
  4. Biodiversity Conservation: KZSVS is committed to preserving the rich biodiversity of the region. Through conservation programs, the organization raises awareness about the importance of biodiversity, advocates for its protection, and actively participates in initiatives that promote sustainable environmental practices.
  5. Water for Livelihood and Promoting Organic Farming in Tribal Areas: The project aims to provide access to clean water for sustainable livelihoods and promote organic farming practices in tribal areas. By addressing water scarcity issues and encouraging eco-friendly agricultural methods, the project aims to enhance the socio-economic well-being of tribal communities while ensuring long-term environmental sustainability.
  6. Awards and Recognition: KZSVS has gained recognition as a multi-award winning organization. The organization’s impactful work and commitment to social development have been acknowledged and appreciated by various entities, further motivating and inspiring the team to continue their efforts. Through its dedicated initiatives and partnerships with government bodies, aid agencies, and other non-governmental organizations, KZSVS strives to bring about positive and sustainable change in the lives of the underprivileged communities it serves.

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