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Dear Friends,
On 16TH December 2012, Alternative for Rural Movement (ARM) completed 23 years of its service to the deprived community. Founded way back in 1989, the organization had a very humble beginning with a handful of like-minded youths. Mr. Rajendra Kumar Rana with his strong vision, involvement in rural development, dedication towards community service, localized social issues prevalent at that time and encouragement by the members, community gave birth to Alternative for Rural Movement in the Coastal area of Balasore district of Odisha State.

ARM today educates over 150 poor and deprived students free of cost in the school building supported by Japan Consulate. Last few years, the expenses associated with education, books and other related matters of the above students have been met through mobilizing funds from various agencies and contributions from well-wishers. However, today, despite all our efforts to provide quality education, quality food, books etc. to these students, insufficient grants have created a severe financial crunch on the organization putting its existence itself at stake.

Health is an important factor in the coastal area. Basically the illiterate people needs much support in this regard. The grant received from various agencies like Misereor, GlobeMed etc. empowered us to do provide health facilities at the unreached area today's inflationary price environment, with such a meager amount, it is next to impossible to fulfill even the basic health needs of an individual, forget about providing medical treatment, medicines to the community in large.

In order to bring a perpetual stability to the current activities of ARM, we strive to mobilise Fund of Rs. 10 Lakhs for support to the cause. This fund will help ARM to meet its recurring expenses and also expand the reach of its activities across a much larger cross section of the society.

I'm proud to tell you that I have decided to raise money for Alternative for Rural Movement (ARM). The reason that I'm doing this is that I feel that fortunate people like us need to do our bit for those with less.

Any amount, big or small will help and add up to make a difference. So please click on this link below:

You will be taken to my iGive page where you can make a secure online donation. You will get a receipt via email that you can use for tax deduction purposes.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with me.

Thank you in advance for your support! We expect you will share it with your friends, relatives, and colleagues etc. to support us through the link given above.

With warm regards,

Coordinating Member

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