Nirdhan was founded in 2011 and started by working with the poorest of poor people in the rural areas of West Bengal. We provided livelihood promotion programme through backyard poultry farming to the men and women of the villages who were below the poverty line according to international standards.
We introduced our Livelihood Programmes by contracting the livelihood organisation, BASIX, to train us in Poultry Development Services and Agricultural Managerment Services. Nirdhan started its first operations at Familia Home, a place well known to our donors. Through local introductions by Familia, local home-farmers trusted the Nirdhan team and today we are working with over 13,000 very poor households for three enterprises including Poultry Development Services, Agricultural Management Services and Goateries across more than 1,200 villages and have a team of 60 including our 7 Board of Directors. We have worked for more than 7 years now and provided excellent training and toolkits to create livelihoods, boost income and inspire permanent change in the villages of West Bengal.