Who We Are


Trust Community Livelihoods (TCL) is a not for profit organization. TCL focuses on promoting community based livelihood, ensuring quality education in primary schools and entitlement support to migrants of poor in rural and urban spaces in 10 blocks of Bahraich and Shrawasti districts of Uttar Pradesh.TCL also works with other NGOs to facilitate extension of its learning and experiences through hand-holding support leveraging outreach in the process. Capacity building and institutional development are inalienable part of its support to the agencies it works with.At present TCL is focused in underdeveloped part of Eastern Uttar Pradesh.One of the core strategies of the organization is Gender Equality. TCL believes in gender equality that ensures women and men the same entitlements to all aspects of women development, equal respect, equal opportunities & Choices and equal power to shape their lives.Trust Community livelihoods (TCL) is registered as a charitable trust in 2011 and is listed under DIT U/S 12A and80G of the IT Act, 1961, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India.

Trust Community Livelihoods (TCL) enters its second decade with even greater commitment and confidence in its mission to improve the lives of the rural poor, particularly in eastern Uttar Pradesh—a region deeply entrenched in poverty and social backwardness.

During the year 222-23, TCL has adopted Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) practices under livelihood intervention. This strategic shift acknowledges the significant impact climate change is having on those dependent on agriculture. TCL has also expanded its rural livelihood portfolio to include livestock. Now, TCL is placing greater emphasis on goats as a livelihood resource for the ultra-poor households as they possess minimal agricultural land. Goats and cattle not only offer additional income to farmers but also have symbiotic relationship with agriculture, where the residue of one becomes a valuable resource for the other.

Additionally, in 2022-23, TCL rediscovered the power of women's agricultural collectives as producer groups (distinct from women self-help groups), which we believe will play a pivotal role in achieving economic and social sustainability.

TCL has got a significant opportunity by the IndusInd Bank through its Aspirational District Flagship Program. This program spans all the fourteen blocks of Bahraich. Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is the lead partner in this. TCL and AKF are covering seven blocks each.

Year 2022-23 marked expansion of TCL’s education program. TCL has commenced operations in two hundred government primary schools in two blocks of Bahraich, up from fifty schools in the previous phase.

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