about timbaktu collective
Initiated in 1990, the Timbaktu Collective has been attempting to respond to the desperate situation and agrarian crisis in 140 villages of Chennekothapalli, Roddam and Ramagiri Mandals of Anantapur District.
The Collective envisions that “rural communities take control of their own lives, govern themselves and live in social and gender harmony while maintaining a sustainable lifestyle”. It thus has the mission to “enable marginalised rural people (landless labourers, small and marginal farmers), with more emphasis on women, children, dalits and the disabled, to enhance their livelihood resources, get organised and work towards social justice and gender equity and to lead their life in a meaningful and joyous manner”. The values dear to the Collective are celebration of life, gender equity, faith in people and in their wisdom and excellence.
The Collective has now entered into the 19th year of its work. The themes of its work have been directed towards the survival of the rural poor, natural resources & watershed management, organic farming & marketing, empowerment of women & alternative banking, alternative education for drop out children & child rights, capacity building of Panchayat Raj functionaries, organisation, orientation & development of youth and people with disabilities, developing village information systems and training.
For more details please visit our official website: www.timbaktu.org