Pardada Pardadi is registered as a non-profit organization under Society's Registration Act and FCRA for Foreign Contributions. It is registered in the US under 501(c)(3) for tax exemption there.
Pardada Pardadi is in Anupshahr block of Bulandshahr District in Uttar Pradesh. According to Renuka, Bulandshahar is "infamous for crime and entirely dependent on agriculture." Although it is only one-hundred-and-thirty kilometers from Delhi, the area lags far behind the capitol in terms of economic and social development. There are no sources for employment. It is a patriarchal society in which gender disparities are very prevalent. Forty thousands families in the area live below the poverty line. With such poverty and such patriarchy, women's health often takes a backseat to basic issues of providing food and shelter.
Pardada Pardadi provides free education, books, bicycles, food, uniforms and vocational training (in making home furnishings). Pardada Pardadi spends sixty rupees ($1.50) per day per child. Out of this sixty rupees, ten rupees ($.25 cents) is deposited into a student's account on the basis of her attendance; by the time girl passes twelfth grade, she will have 35-40 thousand rupees (up to a thousand dollars) in her account. This will make her one of the wealthiest people in her village, and be enough to lift her and her family out of the poverty cycle.
Pardada Pardadi's aim is to train its students to become socially and economically independent. To achieve this aim, it is very important to have good health. For the physical well-being of the students, Pardada Pardadi organizes health check-ups and provides a nutritious diet.
What's more, this project will address issues around:
These women will sell pads at approximately twenty-five rupees ($.63 cents) per pack of ten. This will include a profit margin of three-to-five rupees per pack. These graduates will have eager customers at the Pardada Pardadi School itself -- approximately four hundred girls of menstruation age. And they will sell to other girls and women in the villages. This project is intended to become sustainable in one year.