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WE INSPIRE WOMEN & CHILDREN
TO DREAM BEYOND

We empower women and children through community programs
to elevate health and livelihood in India & the US.
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WE'VE IMPACTED 682,000 LIVES

Our Focus Building resilient communities and cultivating dignity

WOMEN

Empowering women has the power to not only change the economic circumstances of individual families, but entire villages.

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CHILDREN

Educating and providing children with the building blocks to future advancement allows families to transcend their circumstances.

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HEALTH

Alleviating health issues that prevent women from working and children from attending school enables the community to thrive and focus their attention elsewhere.

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LIVELIHOOD

Providing vocational training and the ability to increase household income leads to immediate quality of life improvements.

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Our Pledge

Every dollar raised goes directly to programs that change lives.

Our staff and infrastructure is supported by the founding endowment from the Desai Family and its board members.

Now, as a public foundation, your support helps expand our life-changing programs in
India and the U.S.

How You Can Help

Donate to our Masks of HOPE
Hope, Opportunity, Perseverance & Empowerment

Donate as part of the Ranavat x Desai Foundation Claim Your Crown Campaign and have your donation matched by Ranavat Botanics!

Health Camp for
500 Children

Working with the existing strengths of each community, we provide the tools needed to create stronger, healthier, and more economically independent households.

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The Desai Foundation

Friday July 10th

Desai Foundation

We have been working since April to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 while also providing employment to women in rural communities — because we believe that better health & livelihood in rural communities results in better health & livelihood for us all.
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We are currently raising funds to continue our Masks of HOPE (Health, Opportunity, Perseverance & Education) project and reach our goal of producing and freely distributing 100,000 masks per month and employing over 200 women!
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Donate to our Give India campaign now to help us continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19, while also employing even more women in villages in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra: https://fundraisers.giveindia.org/projects/…
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Thursday July 9th

Desai Foundation

We are deeply saddened by the news that the United States Supreme Court has ruled that employers can deny birth control coverage. This is not just an issue of reproductive freedom but of menstrual equity. Birth control is prescribed for many reasons and can help women manage their periods, cramps, hormones, skin care and so many other things and should never be denied.



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Wednesday July 8th

Desai Foundation

One week from today, all donations of $100+ made to our Bal Health Mela (Children’s health camps) project on @GlobalGiving (https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/health-camps-for-children-in-rural-india/) will be matched on a sliding scale (the more money you give, the higher the match :)!
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This project is more important now, during the age of Coronavirus, than ever, because it will help us to get our health camps back up and running when it becomes safe to do so — and education around health and hygiene is essential to continue fighting this virus! Mark your calendar and remember to donate through the link in our bio next Wednesday July 15th!
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Tuesday July 7th

Desai Foundation

On our latest episode of The Bloody Truth, in partnership with Malini's Girl Tribe and MissMalini, our President, Megha Desai talks about about why we should all celebrate menstruation! Watch the full episode to learn more.

And please tell us if you know a family or community in India that is in need of menstrual health products. We believe that all women & girls should have access to the period products they need for a healthy period - and we might be able to help.
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Friday July 3rd

Desai Foundation

#fbf to our Lotus Festival event at Gillette Stadium last year. We had so much fun getting a VIP behind-the-scenes tour, having drinks overlooking the field as well as at the sit-down dinner featuring incredible speakers and entertainment Ari Afsar Robyn Glaser and Nick Stevens

Thank you to all who attended last year, and especially to our event sponsors: South Asian Art Gallery Gordon's Fine Wines & Liquors - Boston Boston Sound and Light Company, LLC Alankar Event Planners & Decor @praveen tailam @Beverly Graphics Print & Copy PTaufiq Photography KaBloom Flowers Soothi @SanaaySet Ranavat Botanics

We can’t wait to welcome you back this year! Get more info & tickets here: https://Lotus2020.givesmart.com




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