PRADAN’s founders believed, ‘people with education and empathy must engage with the poorest. That India’s development cause is served better when educated Indians work directly with the poor, which is as important as working in industries and commercial sectors…’, is more relevant today than ever. India continues to be overwhelmingly rural even today with low level of human development in our villages. This calls for well-educated professionals with empathy and knowledge to work with poor communities to help them improve their lives