The RTBF was formed in 2009, out of our CEPT project, by a group of college students who were subjected to stigmatization and discrimination while getting tested for TB in public hospitals in Virudhunagar Tamil Nadu, South India. They decided to stand for their rights and become a voice to the voiceless. Since its formation, RTBF has grown its wings to other districts and cities around Tamil Nadu. 

Nowadays, Rainbow TB Forum (RTBF) distinguishes itself as a network comprised exclusively of past and presently TB affected people. Their aims are improving health and wellbeing, by fostering conversation and further societal acceptance of those afflicted with TB through a community support network. The RTBF is unique in its strong focus on TB prevention, treatment compliance, care after cure and education campaigns to fight stigma associated with TB.

At Blossom we work closely together with the Rainbow TB Forum, to ensure the rights of people affected by TB.


Read about our other networks

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    Poomalai Women's Collective

    Blossom created and has supported and maintained a successful network of 500 microfinance self-help groups (SHGs), empowering over 7,500 women

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    Paneer Poo

    “Paneer HIV Positive Women Network Trust” is a registered public charitable trust founded by a team of HIV positive women in Tamil Nadu, with a membership base of more than 250 women.

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    Survive Sugar

    Survive Sugar is a network started by our Director for people living with diabetes. The network currently has more than 500 members.



Phone:      +91 4562 269236

Email:        blossomtrust@gmail.com


Blossom Trust

77 Sekkilar Street
Virudhunagar 626001
Tamil Nadu, India

Blossom Trust Chennai Branch

A/22 Alagesan Nagar Chengalpattu 

Kanchipuram District

Tamil Nadu






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Registration Number: 85/93

FCRA Approved & Indian Tax Exempt
Date of Registration: 7 June, 1993
Place: Aruppukkottai
Act: Indian Trust Act 1882