Thrissur, July 21, 2016: Kalyan Jewellers, India’s most trusted and leading jewellery brand has signed an agreement with Habitat for Humanity India (Habitat) to build 2,000 new homes for low income, marginalized families in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Kalyan Jewellers has committed Rs. 20 crore towards this initiative as part of its endeavours to support the communities in which it operates its business. Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that aims to eliminate poverty by providing shelter to poor families. Kalyan Jewellers is the first Indian corporate to support Habitat for Humanity India’s new initiative ‘Impact 50-50’, which aims to work in 100 districts across India for providing improved shelter and sanitation for the people at the bottom of society’s pyramid.
Kalyan Jewellers and Habitat will build 750 homes in phase one followed by 1,250 homes in the second phase. Over 2,000 families and 10,000 individuals will be positively impacted. The initiative is aligned with the Government of India’s schemes of ‘Housing for All’ and ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ launched by the honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, to build adequate shelter and to make India free of open defecation.
Mr. T.S.Kalyanaraman, Chairman and Managing Director of Kalyan Jewellers said, ”We aim to complete the 2,000 homes over the next 2 years. This is a beginning and we are committed to scaling up our efforts to build collective capacity in areas like housing and sanitation that will complement the government’s development initiatives. We are delighted to work with Habitat for Humanity given their extensive experience in undertaking large-scale housing programmes across the country and globally. We look forward to impact lives positively and in a sustainable manner.”
Through this partnership Kalyan Jewellers together with Habitat for Humanity will provide permanent housing solution to those living in poverty housing. With a multi-year funding from Kalyan Jewellers, the program will impact 10,000 individuals in the next 2 years.
About Kalyan Jewellers
Headquartered in Thrissur in the state of Kerala, Kalyan Jewellers is one of the largest jewellery manufacturers and distributors in India. Starting with the first jewellery showroom in 1993, Kalyan Jewellers has enjoyed a long-standing presence in the Indian market for over two decades. It has set industry benchmarks in quality, transparency, pricing and innovation.
Kalyan offers an array of traditional and contemporary jewellery designs in gold, diamonds and precious stones catering to the distinct needs of the customers. Kalyan Jewellers has grown to 100 showrooms across India and West Asia. Kalyan Jewellers continues to adhere to the founding principles of its forefathers of pursuing fair and ethical business practices.
About Habitat for Humanity India
Habitat for Humanity India’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that safe and affordable housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat works with low-income, marginalized families to build homes, provides housing-related services and raises awareness for adequate housing and sanitation. Since its inception in 1983, Habitat for Humanity India has touched the lives of over 6,54,757 individuals across 20 states of our country. Habitat for Humanity India is part of Habitat for Humanity International – a global non-governmental organization that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and to make adequate shelter a matter of conscience and action. The core area of Habitat’s work in India is:
Habitat for Humanity works with people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. Habitat for Humanity India’s long term strategic goal for 2015-19 is to impact the lives of 25,00,000 individuals in their dream of living in a safe and a decent home. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit www.habitatindia.in