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The CDC was established by three like- minded youths namely Mr. Ameen Charles, Ms. Vandna Agrawal and Mr. Rajkumar Sahu. All were working in same place and came from rural background. In the leadership of Mr. Ameen Charles, CDC was established in the year 2000 to start work for development of rural poor tribal community in Mahakoushal region of Madhya Pradesh state. Here, the majority population are tribals and natural resources are available in plenty. But exploitation, bureaucratic hurdles and corruption are high in the area.

After looking and experiencing the pathetic situation here, the founder members of CDC decided to work for the people with the motto of Rights with Dignity. The area has been chosen to work because of poor health and sanitation facilities existing here. Here, the literacy is very low. There are no proper transport and communication facilities in the area. Infant Mortality Rate and Maternal Mortality Rate are very high in the region.

We have started working on women and child health, women rights and livelihood. After our own experience and needs of local people here, we started working on conservation related issues and are trying to integrate livelihood and conservations. In the past 10 years, our CDC had worked with different organizations like CARE, DFID, UNDP, SDTT and others on various issues. In 2005, the executive committee of the organization decided and prioritized issues of working in the area. As per the decision of executive committee of the organization, we started working on the issues of Livelihood, Governance, Health and NRM.

These are the core areas of work of our organization for the development of children, women and youth. In the last 10 years, our CDC worked a lot and developed the system at the organization level by maintaining the transparency in work. The CDC is registered with Guide Star and Credibility Alliance in India. We are also associated with PHF, KOPERNIK, RSFG and other key organizations.

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