Gram Vikas


Gram Vikas is transforming rural villages all across eastern India through community involvement and self-empowerment. In the last three years alone, they’ve worked with 14,000 households and developed community savings of 36.44 million rupees ($934,000). Nearly 1200 village youth have been trained as skilled masons. This seven-minute film tells the story of several individuals who have seen their lives and their villages transformed as a result of the work of Gram Vikas. Gram Vikas’s goal is to bring water and sanitation to 100,000 Indian families by 2010.


“I was surprised that so much could be said and shown in such a short time with so much clarity. Kikim Media did a really fantastic professional job. ”

Joe Madiath, Founder and Executive Director, Gram Vikas

“Time and time again, Kikim Media knocks it out of the park when it comes to crafting a succinct, impactful film for recipients of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. From story crafting to budget planning and execution, they are thoughtful and thorough with an exceptional eye to keeping a story engaging whilst covering a broad range of issues. Simply put, no matter how challenging the topic or film shoot, Kikim has always delivered.”

-Phil Collis, Creative Manager, Skoll Foundation