Dear Friends, Partners, Project Stakeholders and Colleagues,
Congratulations and a heartfelt thank you for an eventful year and for the achievements made possible through your efforts and support. During the year HPPI has positively impacted around 1 million people through the implementation of 57 projects in the areas of education, health, environment, livelihood and community development and the operation of 36 microfinance branches - all in all 93 Productive Units have been working together with people, partners and many local stakeholders across 56 districts in 10 states to improve quality of life and to change the world for the better.
During the year we have seen significant progress in our projects; more than what I can share through this greeting. A new section titled ‘Highlights’ is being introduced in the Annual Report this year, which mentions some of the major accomplishments.
On the 25th of September 2015 at a UN conference the Sustainable Development Goals were decided to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.
In alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals we in HPPI are constantly striving to expand and develop programmes to address the needs of the people and communities we serve, as well as structures and mechanisms for monitoring and assessment of results and impact.
The role that the Partners play in these efforts deserves to be specially mentioned. We have for many years been working together with visionary CSR partners who have supported the projects. This year nine new partnerships were established in the CSR ambit, bringing the total number of CSR partners to 25.
Additionally 42 other partners, state governments, banks and financial institutions, national and international foundations and organisations have supported the projects. The complete list of partners is included in the report. A big thank you to all 67 partners. It is our joint efforts that have enabled us to achieve so much. We are looking forward to continue to be partners in development and hope that we will be able to expand and increase the impact of the work in the years to come.
I also want to thank our 1,075 employees who are the backbone of the organisations and who make the real changes in the field together with the people. The dedication, professionalism and passion of our employees are our greatest asset. Our number of employees almost doubled in the year from 578 to 1075.
Thank you also to the many who have been volunteering through Company employment-engagement and in other ways and thank you to the many panchayats, local teachers, passionates and youths helping out many a time in the projects to overcome and organise day to day challenges, prepare community events, sharing knowledge and debating and much more.
We are looking forward to continue the cooperation with all of you!
Dr. A. Padmavathi