Development of Humane Action (DHAN) Foundation is a professional development organisation, first initiated in 1997. It brings highly motivated, educated young women and men to the development sector, to make new innovations in development and root out poverty from the country. The Foundation works to make significant changes in the livelihoods of the poor through innovative themes and institutions. The Foundation works with about 1.4 million households from poor and vulnerable sections of the community across 14 states of India.
Risk management is one of the key interventions for ensuring sustainable livelihoods. DHAN Foundation has developed a successful holistic model of community-based mutual insurance to manage life, health, livestock and crop risks.