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Chaitanya Educational and Rural Development Society (CERDS) was promoted by a team of rural natives interested in the field of social and rural development services. The organisation was started with a great aim of “promoting sustainable village communities by changing the attitudes among the public”. To attain this task, right from the inception, organisation is working in a different way following a unique approach i.e., promoting and working with community organisations according to the identified needs of the communities. At present CERDS is working in 95 needy and deserving communities in Prakasam and Guntur Districts of Andhra Pradesh.
It was designed to work exclusively in the dry-land and coastal regions of Prakasam and Guntur Districts of Andhra Pradesh, to help poor communities to overcome the effects of poverty and create new opportunities for themselves and their communities. CERDS believe that promotion of sustainable and self-reliant communities is possible, when the poor themselves are the initiators in resolving the problems of poverty.
CERDS activities and donations are all simple and individual-based. The projects target different segments of the rural poor, disabled individuals, HIV-infected patients, widows, school-going children, farmers, fishermen and women.