Typology of KALPAVRIKSH is based on: The activities; the ways in which it is controlled, managed and legally incorporated; the location between government and civil society, the levels at which it operate, and the links with other organizations. 

A Descriptive Typology

Spectrum Activity Who What How
Care And Welfare Service Delivery Disadvantage Groups Provison Direct
Resource Mobilization Geographical Areas/Communities Activities Indirect
Research and Innovation Tye General Public
Human Resource Development Government
Change and Development Information Other Authorities



The activity commonly practiced by KALPAVRIKSH’S.

These fall across a spectrum from those directed at the “care and welfare” of the disadvantage to “change and development” activities which are directed either at concerns and issues which affect the disadvantage or are detrimental to the well-being of the people or the society as a whole. The direct and indirect ways in which KALPAVRIKSH’S take action are described. This enables KALPAVRIKSH’S to be described in terms of whom their work is directed at, what we do, and how we do it.

The spectrum of KALPAVRIKSH activities;

The two principal ways in which KALPAVRIKSH endeavor to achieve their aims:

  1. Through care and welfare activities; and
  2. Through activities oriented towards promoting change and development.     


SERVICE AND DELIVERY: KALPAVRIKSH define the services to be provided, or do so in consultation with beneficiary groups, or provide the services for government or funding agencies which define the services.                                                                                                                                            

MOBLIZING RESOURCES: KALPAVRIKSH mobilize resources at an individual or collective level and the resources mobilized may be human, financial and/or physical. These include production activities to generate resources.                                                                                                                           

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION: These are activities which aim to gain a better understanding of, and/or cerate or test new ways of responding to, needs and problems affecting society in general or individuals and groups within it.                                                                                                            

HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT: Often described as empowerment, these activities often focus on building the human capacity and skills of disadvantaged people or communities. Various methods are used to create consciousness and awareness and to enable people to participate in identifying needs, in taking action to address them, and in owning the process of development.                                                                                                      

PUBLIC INFORMARION, EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY: These activities often build upon research activities.  Mobilizing public awareness, campaigning and advocating change or reform are important activities of our Organization.

WHO, WHAT AND HOW OF THE WORK OF KALPAVRIKSH                                                                      CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT

Who:Work with and for disadvantaged people including groups such as:

  • Children
  • Young people
  • Women
  • Unemployed people
  • People lacking skills
  • People with disabilities                                      
  • Offenders and ex-offenders
  • Indigenous people
  • The sick
  • The hungry      
  • The poor
  • Agricultural, industrial and migrant workers

What: Addressing disadvantage through projects or programmes involving any or all of :

  • Education (formal & non-formal) and skill training provisions
  • Welfare services
  • Housing Provisions
  • Health services
  • Food production and distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Agricultural Services
  • Transport and communications services
  • Creation of employment opportunities
  •  Income generation 
  •  Credit and financial services, etc.

Or by seeking to secure governmental and/or public action or awareness through such activities as:                                                               

  • Information and communication
  • Research and training
  • Campaigning and advocacy
  • Consciousness-raising
  • Networking and collective action.                                                            

Or taking action on issues detrimental to the well-being, circumstances and prospects of people pr society generally such as:   

  • Peace and conflict
  • Human rights
  • The environment
  • Gender issues
  • Economic structural adjustment