Empowering women and lepers through skill development, skill enhancement and livelihood programs and provide access to healthcare facilities

About Us

Development of Education Environment Parity and Awareness Movement

We are envisioning a society where Leprosy is eliminated poverty is alleviated and women are empowered.

DEEPAM was established in 1999 to address some of the most relevant issues such as Leprosy and Empowerment of women in order to make them self-sufficient. With these in mind, we have come up with various skill development and mitigation programmes. As a trust, our operations have touched more than 300 villages and have covered a total of 30,000 beneficiaries so far. We continually seek to build a society where women can be financially independent and a place where people can live without being affected by Leprosy.

Our focus areas

An integrated approach to build a equitable and empowered society

Mission & Vision


Alleviation of poverty with a focus of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Financial Inclusion


To work for women empowerment and alleviate poverty through skill development trainings and income generation programs for the holistic development of underprivileged people. To provide skill enhancement trainings to destitute women, widows and differently abled people. To provide healthcare facilities, health awareness programs, livelihood programs especially for leprosy patients for betterment in their life. To stimulate growth and awareness in education. To improve access of government loans and subsidies.

Our Programs

Women empowerment:

Empowering women to be financially independent is our special focus. We have formed SHGs, Joint Liability Groups, and Income Initiative Group to help women avail loans through the groups. With the loan amount received many women start their domestic business, agricultural activities, and petty shops. Meetings are conducted on regular basis for women, and important people from apex organizations educate them on bank processes, setting up business, legal requirements, and other necessary information that are necessary for their growth and development.

Leprosy care:

There are so many people with leprosy living in poverty and shame in Dharmapuri district. We identify them with the help of local government hospitals and provide them with necessary medical care. Out of 200 people whom we have identified, 118 people are completely cured and are supported to start their business. We have even formed a Self-help group for leprosy-affected people, so that they can avail loans and sustain their livelihood.

Skill development:

As a part of livelihood enhancement initiative, and under Valedictory and MEDP Training and Micro Entrepreneurs’ Development Programme, we provide beautician course, agarbathi making, packing, and marketing to the groups that don't find proper livelihood opportunity. This training has helped many people to start their business and they are further helped in acquiring loan and other facilities to establish their business.


DEEPAM interventions in environmental aspect aim at enhancing the environment and the farming community. We have implemented fluorosis mitigation programme to improve the water quality in rural areas, and we also distribute organic manure and promote organic farming to farmers.


Skill development training centre is equipped with coir and coir mat making machinaries. SHG and JLG members can train themselves with the help of our trainer head in coir and mat making. If they need a specific skill set (for a group of people), our DEEPAM society will hire a trainer on the skill and will make our SHG members skilled on the specific skill set. Later, they can get Small scale loans through our banking partners for their start ups and they will repay the loans with the profit they make through their start up.


    Deepam society collaborated with Dhwani Foundation, Bangalore based NGO for organizational change management programme from November 2020 to may 2022.The programme focused on the following impact areas Compliance, Governance, Marketing and fund raising, human resources, Leadership and strategy, Management Information system, Accounting and Finance management and Programme supervision and management. In the above area there were 161 parameters and 291 questions. out of which our society has scored 99.23% and secured 3rd place in our final assessment of Niranthara Batch -3 from the state of Tamilnadu  

Our Impact

It is the small change that makes the biggest impact.


Board Members

S Karpagavalli


C Kalaivani


G Viruthachalam

Committee member

S Sujatha

Committee member

P Jayakodi

Committee member

P Mohana

Committee member

R Vetrivel

Committee member

Advisory Panel



Team Members

S.Karpagavalli - Secretary

R. Vetrivel - Compliance and Finance Manager

S. Muthulakshmi - Fund Raising Manager

K. Annadurai - Training Head

A. Janani - Project Head

G. Jayanthi - Cluster Co-ordinator

K. Madhamani - Cluster Co-ordinator

S. Unnamalai - Cluster Co-ordinator


Statutory Details

Deepam is a registered organization with following certifications

  • 12 A(a)

  • 80G

  • Darpan ID: TN/2018/0220762

Make a generous donation to help us reach more beneficiaries.

Account Number: 539305148


Branch: HARUR

IFSC Code: IDIB000H005

All donations are eligible for tax savings under 80G.


Volunteer with us for making a difference in somebody's life and also it is a good opportunity for you to give back to the society. For more information, mail us at ngodeepam@gmail.com

Get in touch

Mailing Address

Deepam NGO, Shanthi Nilayam, Opp RDO office, Harur, Tamilnadu - 636903, India

Email Address


Phone Number


Deepam NGO Harur