"Blossoming the power in every individual to reinforce healthy, thriving communities
across southern India."
"Through women empowerment & gender equality insure that these communities are self-sufficient in improving their health, environmental, economic and social needs. We aim to achieve this by working in partnership with local and global actors."
Blossom Trust was founded in 1993 as a grassroots NGO with the initial focus on social, economic empowerment of underprivileged women and a safe and nurturing space for vulnerable children living in Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu. Over time, our vision has broadened by supporting those living with HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Diabetes, building community capacity in disadvantaged areas of Tamil Nadu. Still remaining true to our original objective of child and women advocacy.
Blossom has built its international donor base with volunteer outreach, an internship programme and establishing partnerships with global stakeholders involving beneficiaries in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of its projects.
Our goal is to create a strong foundation for sustainable community ownership, and national coalitions. Blossom Trust undertakes a variety of community-based projects ranging from; child wellness, the economic empowerment of women, environmentally focused agricultural and health advocacy, community education and national coalitions for marginalized groups infected/affected by HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Diabetes.
ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY
Blossom Trust strives to be transparent to our donors, partner organizations, community served, the state, the public, staff, volunteers, interns and concerned others. Our annual reports are available here. Blossom Trust is audited yearly and is registered as an NGO, with FCRA status in the Tamil Nadu state.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
STRONG FEMALE LEADERSHIP
Blossom Trust’s director, Ms. T. Mercy Annapoorni, has been with Blossom Trust since it’s inception in 1993. She has earned a diploma in Theater Arts (1998), a Master of Commerce with a Diploma in Human Resource Development (1999), a Master of Arts in Sociology (2000) and a Master of Women’s Studies (2005).
She is the recipient of the Kalai Valar Mani Award from the Madurai Arts Club in 1998 and the 2002 International Prize for Women’s Creativity in Rural Life by the World Women’s Summit Foundation (WWSF), Switzerland.
Currently active as a delegate of NGOs in Developing Countries for the UNITAID board in Geneva, A board member for The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease in Germany and The Global Coalition of TB Activists in India.
A committee member for the Investigation Committee at the District Level for Offenses Against Women in the Workplace in Tamil Nadu and a Social Worker for the Juvenile Justice board constructed by the Govt. of Tamil Nadu (specifically Virudhunagar)