DOVE is a non-profit organization working in the southern districts of
Tamilnadu covering Thoothukudi and Tirunelveli districts. It has been carrying out development activities among target
population for the past 20 years in the field of education, health, women's empowerment and disaster management.
During catestrophe and disasters DOVE has been in the forefrontcarrying out Relief and longterm Recovery Activity.
We have our office at Pudhur village near sathankulam of Thoothukudi district in Tamilnadu, India.
The vast DOVE premise remains the hub of activities where development programmes are being carried out.
The area is typically rural one with a number of villages dotted around. The target population is mostly marginalized people who are labourers,
daily wage earners and agri coolies. Yet other population is rearing cattle like goats and cows for their livelihood. In some villages the families
are engaged in Palmyra tapping as their prime occupation-collecting Palmyra juice and making jaggery. This is seasonal work that can be had only for
6 months when the Palmyra tree yields juice.
The area is usually dry with successive failure of monsoon and water table scaling down. Vast stretches of land remains barren for want of irrigation.