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Help the voiceless to succeed! Be part of their lives!

Dear Friend,   
Greetings of love and peace from  Ben Chinnappan, founder of Dalit Solidarity, a nonprofit and tax-exempt charity, established in 2000. I pray that you and your loved ones remain in good health.  Our tax-exempt charity continues to radically impact the lives of the poor and marginalized, as it has for more than 22 years. Truly, the way concerned friends like you have come forward to care for the poor, hidden peoples of India, is a miracle and a special grace of God for our day. It is a simple fact, that Dalit Solidarity could do nothing without you.  You are the backbone of Dalit Solidarity, helping to extend God’s transforming love – a love that frees Dalits from a life of poverty, exploitation and slavery.   Nothing is beyond God’s power and loving plan. Let’s unite in thanking God for the way His plan manifests in friends like you, and through Dalit Solidarity.  

For almost two decades, Dalit Solidarity has been actively serving a population often forgotten and oppressed. They are Dalits, one sixth of the Indian population. They are often considered less than human.  While caste-based discrimination continues to grow and equality is just a dream, our continued work in the vital area of education, healthcare  and development have ignited peoples’ hope for a better future.  Dalits have been the victims of social oppression, economic injustice and institutional violence for centuries. This is quite a long way but at least a good road map to succeed their empowerment and emancipation. 

Dalit Solidarity serves as a lifeline to those living at the fringes of society, encouraging, and educating them.  The success of a nation depends on how the least and vulnerable  of our society are cared for. While India has become an economic superpower and joined the  billionaire club, 25% of India’s population, almost 300 million are still invisible and insignificant and remain marginalized.  The poor and the marginalized always live-in hope – hope of bettering their lives and rising up to stand in equality with their fellow human beings. This hope is realized through people like you.  Your support is vital in helping us leap over our pressing budget hurdles and in ensuring that we can continue our excellent service to our little ones. Love has no limits and boundaries. It will travel as far as you let it.  Together we can make difference! Please join us and give them hope. 

Please join Dalit Solidarity in giving hope to the hopeless and power to the powerless.  Small or large, your donation will pave the way to a bright and limitless future for our children and widows. All donations to Dalit Solidarity are tax-deductible. Your support will enable us to continue our mission. You can also donate online easily and securely at or by a check payable to Dalit Solidarity,  and mail to P.O. Box 178995, San Diego, CA 92177.  Contact us at or  at 708-612-4248

Dalit Lives Matter! Make Your Impact

Dalits are the victims of an ancient form of persecution and segregation in India known as the caste system.  Caste is based upon the Hindu belief of “Karma,” the notion that one’s present life is based on the good and bad deeds of their previous life. Thus, if one is born into a life of struggle, it’s because of past misdeeds. Such thinking excludes the impulse to offer charity, because each person “deserves” their current status in life and must work out his or her own destiny. Approximately 25% of India’s 1.3 billion people are Dalits — that comprises nearly 300 million people!  Even after 75 years of India’s independence and economic advancement in recent years, Dalits remain marginalized, invisible and oppressed. Social exclusion, economic sanction and lack of education deprive the Dalits of basic human rights, even today. This suffering group is kept far from the benefits of equal education, career advancement or political opportunity.

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About Us

Dalit Solidarity, a non-profit charity was established as a 501(3)© Tax-Exempt organization with EIN 25-1865082 in 2000 in the US to promote equality and justice for Dalits who have been marginalised for centuries under caste oppression. We are incorporated as a charity in Pennsylvania and registered both in Illinois & California as charities. We are members both in San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and in BBB as an accredited charity. We have won a 2022 Top-Rated Award from @GreatNonprofits. We earned a GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency 2021. Dalit Solidarity has earned a/an 85/100 rating on Charity Navigator.


For many children in India, school is just a dream. Caught in the cycle of poverty and exploitation, they are lost to education, and therefore, opportunities in life. Education is the key to providing children with the knowledge, and skills to earn a living leading to a healthier, more productive life. Dalit Solidarity serves as a lifeline to those living at the fringes of society, encouraging, and educating them. Our continued work in the vital area of education, healthcare, empowerment and development relies increasingly on the generosity and support of individuals and organizations


Education and development were great tools of social empowerment and emancipation. We believe every human being should have opportunities to succeed in life, irrespective of one's caste, religion, race or language or where  he or she is born.  Dalit Solidarity has been a beacon of hope and a source of blessings.   As supporters and friends of Dalit Solidarity, you can be proud of what you have made possible, even as we look forward to what comes next.   Dalit Solidarity has been silently revolutionizing their lives for the better future. Empowering them with knowledge and education is the key to power and success.

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A Child

to improve lifestyle of underprivileged society

Making an Impact for Dalits

120,000+ Dalit Children

(65% girls from the marginalised communities) were directly and indirectly reached.

Educate A Child

9600+ Students

graduated from various schools and colleges benefited from our educational sponsorship program.

Sponsor A Child

65+ Villages

have children benefited from our education program in and around Villupuram District.

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1500+ Patients

are treated every month from the surrounding villages in Villupuram District, India.

Support Our Clinic

1800+ First Responders

from local villages have been trained to be the First Responders in case of emergency.

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250+ VHPs

Village Health Programs have been conducted in and around Villupuram District, India.

Provide Healthcare

70+ Homes

constructed for widows and poor families living in Villupuram District, India.

Provide Shelter

150+ Milk Cows

have been distributed to widows and the poor in Villupuram District, India.

Provide a Milk Cow

700+ Widows

have been benefited from Thalirgal Self Help Group in Villupuram District, India.

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900+ Orphan Children

have been benefited directly from our outreach program through various institutions in India.

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30+ Institutions

Extremely deserving charitable, health and educational institutions are supported in India.

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4500+ Families

were provided with dry ration and livelihood during COVID-19 pandemic in India.

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