Shivi Development Society

An NGO in Special Consultative Status with United Nations ECOSOC


SDS is supported by Misereor and Cordaid from Netherlands. SDS also welcomes individual contributions from abroad as well within the country.


MISEREOR is the German Catholic Bishops' Organisation for Development Cooperation. For over 50 years MISEREOR has been committed to fighting poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America. MISEREOR supports the weakest members of society: the poor, the sick, the hungry and the disadvantaged. The mandate given to MISEREOR by the German Bishops rules out any promotion of missionary activities..The development projects supported by MISEREOR are as diverse as the causes and faces of poverty. They all have one thing in common, though. They all focus on the whole human person. As well as satisfying basic needs such as food security, they also help ensure that human rights are upheld and the way is paved for the people concerned to live in dignity.


It is a Dutch organization having more than 90 years’ experience and expertise in emergency aid and structural poverty eradication. It is one of the biggest international development organizations with a network of almost a thousand partner organizations in 36 countries in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America.

The counterpart organizations work on various themes, including health care, quality of urban life, access to markets and peace and conflict. Each year around 170 million Euros is spent on initiatives in the South. Of that, over 30 million Euros is available for emergency aid. A small part is spent in the Netherlands on lobby, public support and consciousness-raising.

Individual donors

Friends of Shivi - Individual Donors:- The activities of the organisation are also support by a number of kind hearted individuals who are based in different parts of India and other countries. A list of friends is given in another section on FoS.