Every Indian should have access to quality healthcare services and means of earning a livelihood.


To support organisations that focuses on poverty alleviation and improves access to healthcare services

Our Approach

We work in some of the difficult to reach rural areas of India, working with partners who know their local communities and who can deliver high impact. This allows us to focus on delivery and make a real difference in the lives of people we work for.

Our approach is different. We seek out entrepreneurial approaches; partners who can maximize benefits to people and deliver impact. Working closely with local partners, we ensure high quality, cost effective and sustainable programmes.

100% of all the donations we receive go directly to the projects to ensure maximum benefit to those in need.

“It was a phone call with Mother Teresa that inspired in me a desire to give something back to those who have so little in the world.”

– Arjun Waney

Our History

Arjun founded the Savitri Waney Charitable Trust in the UK in 2001 and the Savitri Waney Charitable Foundation in 2004 to make a difference to those living in poverty. The organisations are named in memory of his mother, the late Mrs Savitri Waney. Keen to apply his business acumen to his philanthropic endeavours, Arjun led the organisations in investing in cost efficient interventions with transformative results.

The first eye care project in India was funded in 2001 directly by the Trust and through the Foundation since 2004.

More recently, the Foundation has expanded its work into two additional focus areas; care for the dying (Palliative Care) and environmentally friendly agricultural improvements.

During the last decade of its work, the Foundation with support from the Trust in the UK and other donors has reached out to over 200,000 people. The Foundation is committed to delivering high quality, cost effective and sustainable programmes ensuring the people we work for get the maximum benefits.

Our Impact

We focus on delivering cost effective, impactful and innovative solutions for poverty reduction - with compassion. Our work maximizes benefit not just for the individuals we support, but for their whole families.

For example, our livelihood projects not only help families to earn a livelihood, it also results in their children to regularly go to school.

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Our People