Wayanad Social Service Society (WSSS) is a registered charitable society and a secular voluntary organization established in the year 1974. It is the official social service organization of the Catholic Diocese of Mananthavady. Ever since its inception in 1974, it has been a major objective of WSSS to form village level Peoples Organizations in order to empower the poor and weaker sections in the society. Social Welfare Society formed in different rural areas is the Community Based Peoples Organization (CBO) to organize and to undertake development interventions and to initiate the process of empowerment of the people. It aims at Socio-economic empowerment of the target group consisting of tribals, women, small and marginal farmers through participatory development interventions.