Friends and Supporters

Domestic Funding

CARE India

For the last several years, JJVS has worked with CARE in its work on nutrition and health. JJVS has implemented activities in collaboration with the Govt. of Rajasthan’s Department of Women and Child Development todistributenutritious food and supplements to malnourished mothers and children and develop kitchen gardens in rural villages. CARE also supported drought relief activities for JJVS soil–water conservation projects.

Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART, under Ministry of Rural development, Govt. of India)

The CAPART, Govt. of India supported activities to mitigate drought in southern Rajasthan through soil–water conservation programs. They provided support to our traditional medicine program for the increased  documentation, research and promotional activities of desert herbal gardens, identification of Gunis, etc. in Rajasthan, India.

  • Revitalization of Traditional System Project (2005-2006)
  • Gramin Vikas Andolan (2007-2008)

Ministry of Science & Technology Govt. of India

Ministry of science & technology & Department of bio–technology (Under Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India) supported the documentation, research and promotion of traditional systems of medicine. The project lead to educational programs and development that improve sustainable conservation and utilization of biodiversity for community health and livelihood security.

Ministry of Environment & Forest Govt. of India

The United Nation Development Program (UNDP, India) and the Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India jointly supported our National Program on Promoting Conservation of Medicinal Plants and Traditional Knowledge and enhancing Health and Livelihood security. This program established over 10,000 home herbal gardens and created over 100 community-health knowledge registers for the promotion of household health care in 138 villages.


International Funding

Hands on Health Australia (HOHA)

HOHA is an Australian organisation that promotes health and well-being by enabling volunteers to provide healthcare and other services to marginalised communities, societies and people. This partnership with HOHA continues to be a integral part of our work in the revitalization of traditional systems of medicine. As well as fundraising in Australia, HOHA has actively facilitated Australian health practitioners to volunteer their services and help introduce different complementary health techniques to the Gunis and village people.

  • Complementary Healthcare Training to Gunis including Ayurvedic Medicine, Massage and Myotherapy (2013-2015)
  • Facilitation of several Australian health practitioners (Naturopaths, Homeopaths, Chiropractors, Doctors and Physiotherapists) to attend Health Camps to service marginalised village communities
  • Facilitation of student Chiropractors to complete clinical hours in Health Camps to service marginalised village communities

Siemenpuu Foundation

With support of Siemenpuu Foundation, JJVS worked in 50 villages from 9 blocks in Udaipur to address environmental issues affecting the livelihoods of rural communities. The project targeted the impact of natural resource loss (forest, land, and water) due to modern development and industrialization. By empowering local democratic bodies such as the Gram Sabhas, Panchayat, and others, JJVS works to strengthen the community’s knowledge about their rights to these resources and various opportunities.

  • Promoting Local Governance in Tribal Areas of Rajasthan (2005-2007)
  • Activities Addressing the Conservation of Tribal Heritage and Associated Biodiversity Resources (2007-2008)
  • Leader Support Program for Campaigning (2007-2008)
  • Advocacy of Local Issues (2007-2008)
  • Forest Rights and Advocacy for Adivasis (2013)


JJVS’s innovative idea to promote traditional systems of medicines earned the respect and funding from MISSREOR, Germany. The organisation’s Indian partner Indo-German Social Services (IGSSS) has additionally been a steady supporter over the years on smaller scale projects.

  • Revitalization of Traditional Systems of Medicine (2005-2008)
  • Conservation of Local Biodiversity and Promotion of Traditional Medicine Knowledge for Health Security (2007-2008)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

After an extensive selection process, JJVS was chosen by CRS, India as the sole provider for drought relief, watershed, and health programs in southern Rajasthan. JJVS coordinated these activities in 37 villages from 10 of its operating partners.

  • Watershed and Watershed Program (2005-2008)
  • Training of TBAs (2005-2007)
  • Drought Mitigation Program (2006-2008)
  • Training of Traditional Birth Attendants (2006-2007)

Network for Social Changes (NSC)

The UK based organization Network for Social Changes (NSC) has been providing support to this Inidan NGO JJVS for the past eight years to analyze the community needs for social and economic rights education in the southern Rajasthan. NGO’s support additionally made possible the implementation of programs related to the development of traditional medicines enterprises, studies on the affects of local mining and pollution, and research on the socio–economic situation of 20 tribal villages.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland/VASTEDES

Through the Finnish foreign ministry in VASTEDES, Finland, JJVS developed an exchange program to support Gunis’ knowledge of traditional medicine. JJVS supported foreign exchange visits of Finnish and Indian groups (teams of botanists, Ayurveda practitioners, etc.) between JJVS and Finland.  The project also supported the documentation of Guni activities, development of traditional tribal huts, and herbal gardens at JJVS’s Guni Ashram. The long-term purpose of the program was to develop an eco-village in India and promote cross-country exchange of ideas to promote traditional medicines and medicinal plant conservation.

Karl’s Keubel Stiftung (KKS)

After winning the Rotary International Award in 1992, Karl’s Keubel Stiftung (KKS) was introduced to JJVS through CEVA (Caryc Ellis Voluntary Association). Through the German Government Department, BMZ, KKS supported JJVS’s work with an integrated rural development program in 24 villages in the Sarada and Slumber blocks of Udaipur.

  • Integrated Development through Water Resource Management II (2005-2008)

Churches Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA)

For the past decade, JJVS has been the primary network partner for CASA’s integrated development projects in Rajasthan. These programs supported activities related to soil-water conservation, agricultural development, and animal husbandry development in 12 villages of the Girwa block in Udaipur. Presently CASA is supporting rights based activities focusing on the right to food, land, water and employment.

  • Rajasthan Development Program III (2005-2008)

Women’s World Day of Prayer

For the past four years, JJVS has successfully created development programs related to women’s and child’s health and the involvement of women in local democratic bodies like Panchayats, etc. JJVS also helped empower women by strengthening 90 Self Help Groups, capacity building of midwives, income generating activities, and through the Women’s World Day of Prayer.

  • Women’s empowerment through SHGs (2005-2007)



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