Village Reconstruction Organisation, familiarly known as VRO, was founded on June 6th, 1969 in the wake of disastrous floods in Coastal Andhra Pradesh especially around Guntur, Krishna and Prakasam Districts. It was registered as Village Reconstruction Organisation on 6th October 1971. The Original aim was to extend relief and rehabilitation measures to the victims of endemic natural calamities such as cyclones, and floods in the East Coast Region of South India. To start with, it was a Relief Organisation which in the later years became a development-oriented Organisation. It is a secular, non-profit voluntary organization.

In the beginning, VRO’s Services are in the States of Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Pondicherry, Maharashtra & Odisha. At present, the service presence is confined to the East Coast States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamilnadu, and Odisha periodically affected by natural calamities.


“Better Villages for A Better World”

Village Reconstruction Organization helps alleviate poverty and social exclusion by facilitating shelters, child education and rights, empowerment of women and girls from poor and marginalised communities.

We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security. The VRO works for the social development and integration of underprivileged individuals, groups and communities throughout India.


“To encourage the initiatives and the energy of the villagers by facilitating their self-improvement and sustainability process through development partnership”

The Foundation for Social Change and Inclusion works for the social development and integration of underprivileged individuals, groups and communities throughout India.

Our work aims to break the vicious cycle of poverty and social isolation and to restore hope for a better future. We believe that every person has the right to access resources and opportunities in order to live and develop with dignity and to become an active and contributing member of our society.

Our Key Objectives:

  • To work for the social development of underprivileged individuals, groups and communities in India.

  • To encourage healthcare development and health promotion.
  • To assist in the process of social integration and personal realization of underprivileged children, young people, adults and families.
  • To endorse human rights and in particular the rights of the children and young people as well as the rights of underprivileged groups and communities.
  • To encourage and popularise voluntary work.

While rebuilding a village, the entire community becomes active and participates in a common decision for a comprehensive internal and external development. They all help to build a new village, a new home and a new future.

Building a village is far more than a physical outcome, more even than socio-economic improvements. Building a village involves the following objectives

Our Key Objectives:

  • Social, structural and ecological surroundings: Environment

  • Opportunities for work and personal income: Employment
  • Education, understanding and knowledge: Enlightenment
  • Culture, tradition and happiness: Enjoyment
  • Initiatives, energies and power: Empowerment
  • Freedom, rights and equity: Entitlement

When we analyse how the poor and the marginalized in rural areas survive, we discover that it is their inner strength and hope that motivates them to live happily. Recognizing this, VRO adopted different mechanisms to improve their quality of living. VRO develops approaches, which could ensure and enable the quality of living through collective actions. We involve stakeholders at different levels to contribute to this process by exhibiting their own talents and resources. VRO stays in contact with the target villages and builds sustainability in its actions through two contact points i.e. Village Council and Community Worker.

Village Council: Each VRO village has a committee of members that acts as the decision making a body for various programs in the village. The villagers elect the council in a democratic way and roles are assigned to them and the execution of the role begins with a swear-in ceremony. The council consists of 5 to 13 members depending upon the population of the village.

Community Worker: An individual who fulfills the required qualities, who has an aptitude is selected by the community, for the community to work in the satellite centers in the respective villages. They are appointed in consultation with the village council.

Governing Board

Sr. Cletus Daisy JMJ
Sr. Cletus Daisy JMJ President
Fr. Danapaul SJ
Fr. Danapaul SJSecretary
Mrs. Kavitha David
Mrs. Kavitha DavidTreasurer
Fr. Peter Daniel SJ
Fr. Peter Daniel SJOperational Director
Sri T Gopala Rao IAS (Retd)
Sri T Gopala Rao IAS (Retd)Member
Dr. B Prasada Rao IPS (Retd)
Dr. B Prasada Rao IPS (Retd)Member
Mrs. G. Vasumathi Purnima
Mrs. G. Vasumathi PurnimaMember
Fr. K. Venkatapathi SJ
Fr. K. Venkatapathi SJExofficio member


  • BIVRO – Belgium

  • BischöflichesHilfswerkMisereore.V. Aachen – Germany

  • Entwicklungshilfeklub – Vienna

  • Indienhilfe e. V., Kelkheim – Germany

  • IVRO, Turin – Italy

  • Jesuiten Mission, Nurnberg – Germany

  • Jesuiten-weltweit, Zurich – Switzerland

  • Sonnenhaus, Beuron – Germany

  • Theresa Heil – Haar – Germany

  • VRO Germany– Freiburg

  • DEMAINS – France

  • Nicopeja Onlus, Udine – Italy

  • Swiss Friends – Switzerland

  • SCIAF, Caritas Scotland