Child in Need India (CINI)
CINI is an Indian and UK (OSCR) registered NGO working to develop poor communities through specifically investing in the support of vulnerable women and children. We work with over 1900 Indian professionals and are regarded as one of the most influential institutions working for poor children in India. For more than four decades, we have used a human rights-based approach to partner with central and state governments, national and international donors, NGOs, and local communities to strengthen the capacity of marginalized, typically-excluded children and women to improve their health, nutrition, education, and safety. CINI has received the National Award for Child Welfare twice – 1985 and 2004 – for its contributions to child welfare.
A tradition of unassisted home births puts women at high risk of complications and death in childbirth. Pregnant women report to us that they struggle to access the healthcare they both want and need.
MEET SUPRIYA: Supriya is a young mother living in Murshidabad, West Bengal. Generations of women before her have given birth at home without access to proper antenatal and postnatal care. Many suffered with complications but in her community this was just to be expected.
With CINIs support, Supriya found the voice and the platform she needed to break with tradition and give birth in a hospital with access to the health care needed to deliver her baby safely. “My Mother In Law said that all her family had their babies at home and why should I be different? But I knew that my baby would have a better chance if I was in the hospital.
CINI’s community worker gave me the confidence to speak up. You can sponsor a mother today and help women like Supriya.
In 2021 CINI helped
children aged 2 - 18 with their education
pregnant and breastfeeding women with their health and nutrition
children with protection from abuse and violence
Our work in education builds on the foundations laid down to ensure adequate nutrition and health throughout the critical phase of the child’s growth and development…Read more
CINI works with families and communities, as well as with institutional and government workers, to bridge the gap between service providers and service users…Read more
The certifications obtained by CINI
We have a Gold award from GuideStar India. GuideStar India are an organisation that is responsible for verifying and certifying the transparency of NGOs through a rigorous control of the financial and legal compliance of registration documents, tax returns, FCRA reports, audited financial statements and auditor’s reports.