Collective action for Basic Rights Foundation (CBRF) a disability and development organization, reaches out to the remote rural areas of India. CBRF started off as a programme of Caritas India way back in 1996. It was only in 2011 that it was registered as a separate society under Societies Registration Act, 1860, New Delhi. It is registered under section 12’A’ and 80’G’ of Income Tax Act 1961. CBRF is also registered under Niti Aayog.

Today, CBRF touches the lives of 88,467 persons with disabilities, their families and communities in 5,009 Villages. It reaches out through 59 NGO partners working in 20 States and 1 Union Territory of India. While CBRF promotes the awareness, rehabilitation, inclusion and empowerment of all persons with disability, its primary focus is on women, children and those with severe disabilities.

CBRF works with persons with disabilities, local communities and the Government to bring about the desired changes in the lives of persons with disabilities. It brings about change by caring for 5 core areas of life – education, health, livelihood, social inclusion and empowerment of persons with disabilities. Before it ends its partnership with the persons with disabilities, it ensures that they are fully prepared to care for their own future.