A strong livelihood can quickly catapult a family from a life of poverty to prosperity. Ambuja Cement Foundation supports rural families from every angle, to give them the best possible chance of prosperity – ensuring that poor health, outdated farming skills or limited access to water don’t get in the way of a family earning a livelihood.Our approach
We take a 360-degree approach – because it takes more than one intervention to lift a family out of poverty and into prosperity.
ACF works across 3 locations in Gujarat - Kodinar, Surat and Sanand. This is where it all began back in 1993, when ACF launched its first water programs in Kodinar. Today this work has evolved and grown to now reach far and wide across the regions that we touch.
With a presence across 3 districts, ACF faces many challenges in tackling the challenges presented by this mountainous terrain, which also hinders farmers and communities alike.
Working in Chandrapur, Nagpur, and Raigad across 1094 villages, ACF has primarily focused on agriculture, water, health, and education programs in this predominantly tribal area. ACF's launched its Sakhi initiative in this state and also has one ITI apart from a Skill and Entrepreneurship Development Institute (SEDI).
ACF has done significant work in 13 districts of Rajasthan - providing access to water in this drought-prone state, which suffers frequent drought and famine. The state has maximum vulnerability and lowest adaptive capacity to climate change making local livelihoods highly vulnerable.
ACF works in 6 districts – many grappling with water availability when work began. With high investment and low returns, farmers working in agriculture, horticulture, goatery, poultry and other traditional work were seeking other livelihood opportunities.
Renown for its agriculture, ACF works across 7 districts of Punjab, reaching out to thousands of farmers and their families. This is the home of one of our flagship Education initiative also, Ambuja Manovikas Kendra – a program that will touch your heart!
Across the 2 districts of ACF’s work, land is fragmented and knowledge on package of practices in agriculture was poor. Aquaculture and paddy cultivation were the main livelihood sources. This is also a hub for truckers, and HIV/AIDS is another pressing problem.
Extremely conservative outlooks, a lack of awareness and lack of education makes this a challenging location to deal with. ACF is working across 5 districts here, primarily focusing of women, children and youth development.
In this state ACF is working in 3 districts, where agriculture is the main occupation. However, with industrialisation, the land was getting fragmented, drugs were spreading and locals needed alternate sources of livelihoods. Contaminated groundwater also meant a variety of health issues.
ACF works across 2 districts of Andhra Pradesh where water problems like salinity, contamination and water borne disease are rife, resulting in health and livelihood issues. Villages lack proper sanitation and drainage systems and overall sanitary conditions are poor in communities.
Chhindwara is the location where ACF is working in MP, impacting 250 villages. This is a tribal belt and people mainly relying on rainfed agriculture. Youth needs exposure to exploit alternate sources of livelihoods.
From humble beginnings in the early 90’s, working in just 15 villages with a budget of Rs 15 lakhs, we’ve spread our wings across 4200 villages, in 56 districts, across 13 states – investing over 160 crores annually in pursuing our vision.
An external ‘due diligence’ by CRISIL Ltd, which assessed the overall performance of the organization, saw an overall score of 9.27 on a scale of 10
ACF is now certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ in India under the Non-Profit and Charity Organization
ACF, along with Ambuja Cements Ltd has been recognized among the ‘Top 10 Indian Companies for CSR in 2019 by The CSR Journal’