Know Who we are
Punalur Social Service Society (PSSS) is a Voluntary Development Organization registered and incorporated in 1986 as a charitable society. The Governing body comprises of members elected from the village societies and people’s organizations. This is the official Organization of the Catholic Diocese of Punalur responsible for social action and development. PSSS is an Intermediary Organization promoting various people’s Organizations. The target constituency comprises of 14 Block panchayats in the districts of Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha in Kerala, South India. PSSS has presence in 105 villages.
To bring about a more just, inclusive and sustainable society in which all people especially the marginalized participate actively in shaping their own destinies through the practice of community based development.
Punalur Social Service Society (PSSS) is a non-profit Voluntary Development Organization which contributes to the sustainable and equitable development of the Dalits, Inland Fishers, Tribals, Landless Agricultural Labourers, Traditional Artisans, Livelihood Communities, Women & Children, Persons with Disability and Persons living with HIV-AIDS in Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha districts of Kerala, South India.
We accomplish this through promotion of people’s Organizations, functional development education, participatory programme planning & management and processes that enhance the capacity of individuals and communities to initiate economic, political and socio-cultural action to improve their life leading to community empowerment.