The Indian NGO Swadhin Yatra has been founded in 2006 by Elodie, French, and Victor, Indian, in order to contribute to improve the living conditions of the underprivileged populations in India through empowerment, social, economic and financial independence. A French branch of the same name has been founded in 2009.
Swadhin Yatra supports Indian populations in precarious situation at any age and from any background :
For children : construction of primary school and a boarding school in Kolakham, Darjeeling, in 2010.
For individuals and families : micro credit programs at 0% interest, for populations of slums and rural areas in Kolkata.
For women : handicraft project Anindita for women in Kolkata, from 2009.
For old age persons : support to old age home in Kolkata with sponsors from 2009.