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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!

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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 August 7th

Desai Foundation

According to a survey conducted by Magic Bus this past April, 55% of respondents reported having no income during the lockdown, with a disproportionate amount of women having lost their livelihood.*
And with renewed lockdown measures being reinstated in much of India, we are proud to be increasing our workforce and hiring more women for our Masks of HOPE program! Our goal is to employ 200 more rural women to produce and freely distribute 2-ply face masks in their villages. This program provides seamstresses with a steady income during this uncertain time and also helps to protect against the further spread of COVID-19. Learn more and donate now through the link in our bio. http://ow.ly/q3MH50ATJ1B

(*Survey was conducted of the most vulnerable constituents across India: the economically disadvantaged, rural populations, those lacking a formal education, and workers in the informal job sector)
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Tuesday August 4th

Desai Foundation

We are so grateful to noted TV actor Harsh Rajput @rajputharshjayesh for recognizing the importance of the work we do to further the conversation around menstrual hygiene - and to ensure that all women have the period products and education they need!

#womenshealth #menstrualhygiene #womenempowerment #india #sanitarynapkins #mhm #periodsfontstopforpandemics #proudtobleed #desaifoundation Harsh Rajput
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Monday August 3rd

Desai Foundation

Happy Raksha Bandhan!!
Since you may not be able to see your brothers & sisters in person this year, we wanted to give you the opportunity to help protect ALL of your brothers and sisters against the spread of COVID-19 through our Masks of HOPE campaign.
This initiative, designed to inspire health, opportunity, perseverance and empowerment will enable us to continue employing rural women to make hand-sewn masks from their homes and freely distribute them in their communities. Learn more & donate in honor of your brother or sister through the link in our bio!

https://www.facebook.com/donate/302287237570255/




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Friday July 31st

Desai Foundation

We are proud to have partnered with companies like Petronet LNG, Gram Panchayat and Gulbrandson to employ women in rural India to create cotton masks for their employees through our Masks of HOPE program! And through Petronet LNG Limited ‘s CSR initiative, we were able to freely distribute masks to the vegetable and fruit vendors in the Bharuch District, helping to keep both vendors and shoppers protected against COVID-19.

Reach out to us via DM if you’re interested in having custom masks made for your company, helping to provide employment for more women in rural communities, while also fighting the spread of the Coronavirus.
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Thursday July 30th

Desai Foundation

Join us this Raksha Bandhan to celebrate Masks of H.O.P.E. - an initiative to inspire Health, Opportunity, Perseverance + Empowerment by helping to distribute 100K/month life saving masks made by women in rural India. Let's protect all our brothers + sisters this Raksha Bandhan!

Thank you Planet Superheroes MissMalini and the many other great companies that are joining us in this fight against COVID-19. Click here to join us: https://www.facebook.com/donate/302287237570255/

Or reach out if your company wants to join the fight! #MasksOfHope #rakshabandhan #DreamBeyond #covidresponse #India #desaifoundation #facemasks #livelihood #womensempowerment #womenhelpingwomen
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