Kutumb NGO, Varanasi

Our Vision
∙ वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम (Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam) is the core value which guides us. It means that the entire world is a single family.


∙ It is an integral part of Indian Philosophy which says: “This is my own relative and that is a stranger’ – is the calculation of the narrow-minded; for the magnanimous-hearts, however, the entire earth is but one family”.


∙ We believe that a loving, caring & supportive family has the powers to make all the changes in one’s life. Therefore in Kutumb, the power of the family is the main tool for our intervention.

Our Mission

To create a compassionate family in the form of KUTUMB and develop a model of self-sustainable social organization with the values of Vasudhava Kutumbakam.

About Us

Objective- A Better World
Street Children:
~ To provide a family atmosphere and nurture their Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Spiritual Quotients.
~ To empower & rehabilitate them in their Physical, Psychological, Social & Vocational spheres.

Women Empowerment:
~ To develop a Critical Awareness amongst the women and empower them through Education & Employment.

Community Development:
~ To develop a “We”-feeling in the community.
~ To maintain the equilibrium of needs & resources in the community by developing various support system.

“Kutumb” is the Hindi word for family. Kutumb was started in Varanasi in 2002 by the couple Dr. Ashish and Ms. Puja to attend to slum children and children abandoned at the railway station by giving them a sense of family and belonging.


Kutumb focuses on children and realizes that they can be nurtured best in a family setting. Therefore, Kutumb is also dedicated to strengthen all units of marginalized & underprivileged families. Hence, Women Empowerment is an indispensable part of our projects.  ​