Protecting India's at-risk children

The AVANI Organization works towards the prevention of child labor, child trafficking and female infanticide 
by providing exploited, abandoned, and the poorest children in the Kolhapur District of India
with proper nutrition, clothes, safe housing, and a quality education.

Estimated number of child laborers 
under the age of 14 
in the
state of Maharashtra.

Source: Indian Census

Every 53 minutes of every day, 
a girl child under the age of 15
is sexually exploited in India.

Source: Unicef

estimated Estimated number of children
of seasonal migrant workers 
between the ages of 6-14 not attending school 
in Kolhapur.

Source: Avani Survey

After the unspeakable,
we speak hope.


Increasing the
pace of social

Avani is an NGO (Non Government Organization) with nearly 20 years of experience building an India of social justice and shared prosperity. Avani has increased the pace of social change, working to solve some of India's toughest problems, the basic human rights of at-risk women and children.

In the Kolhapur District of the state of Maharashtra, we are at the forefront of efforts to expand equality and human rights, provide health clinics to individuals and communities, advance quality education, and cultivate a sustainable environment.

Rescuing Child Laborers

Every cities, urban
Illiteracy, Health, Hygiene, Vocational Skills

Our Home for Rescued Child Laborers

Every cities, urban

Providing Day Care Centers

Every cities, urban

Teaching Life Skills Education

Every cities, urban



Through the power of policy analysis, advocacy and action, AVANI leverages the success of our programs to achieve lasting results for children in Kolhapur, India.

We mobilize grassroots support, press the government, advance policy change and secure financial investments that benefit thousands of the region’s most vulnerable children.