Kottayam Central Council, The Society of Saint Vincent De Paul is located in the State of Kerala , a part of Southern India. The council comes under National Council of India www.ssvpindia.org which is part of the General Council, International Confederation of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul http://www.ssvpglobal.org/ .
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is an international organization of Roman Catholic lay men and women of all ages, whose primary mission is to help the poor and less fortunate. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul was founded in 1833 by eight men who wanted to create an organization dedicated to helping those impoverished people living in Paris, France. The primary figure behind the Society's founding was Blessed Frederick Ozanam, a French lawyer, author, and professor in the Sorbonne. He was 20 years old in the year the Society was founded. source (www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Society_of_Saint_Vincent_de_Paul)