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The Desai Foundation

Org #37285
Vetted since 2016 Site Visit Verified
1997
year founded
$41,664
raised on GlobalGiving
4
years fundraising
0
projects funded
* Amounts in US Dollars

Mission

We empower women and children through community development to elevate health and livelihood in both the U.S. and India. Our programs are built to be sustainable and pull from the resources within each community we serve: New York City and Metro Boston Area in the U.S. and rural Gujarat in India. This geographic footprint reflects our history as a family foundation. Now, as a public nonprofit, we are able to more effectively serve these regions. The Desai Foundation is scaling its impact through programs like health camps, vocational training, mobile health vans, entrepreneurship skill development, and women empowerment programs. The Foundation envisions a society where everyone leverages th... read more

Project Leaders
Megha Desai
Megha Desai
Pooja Banerjee
Pooja Banerjee
Olivia Pendergast
Olivia Pendergast
Abigail Dougherty
Abigail Dougherty
Sara Jonsson
Sara Jonsson
Team
Samir Desai, Megha Desai, Mittal Gohil, Pooja Banerjee, Olivia Pendergast
Organization Information
209 BURLINGTON RD SUITE 217
Bedford, MA 01730
United States
(781) 270-3655
Organization Information
209 BURLINGTON RD SUITE 217
Bedford, MA 01730
United States
(781) 270-3655

Project Reports

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Feb 10, 2021
Periods Don't Stop for a Pandemic
As of this year, Asani has impacted over 250,000 rural women/girls. In 2020 alone, we distributed over 400,000 sanitary napkins to girls/women in 408 rural regions in India. We have provided...
Jan 26, 2021
Holiday Distribution of Dental Kits to Children
The global pandemic and national lockdown in India made it difficult for us to organise health camps for the beautiful children in our target area, but it did not stop us from  providing them...
Oct 13, 2020
COVID-19 Response
Since April of 2020, we have distributed over 60,000 sanitary napkins for free because we believe that 'periods don't stop for a pandemic.'  Our program produces and distributes 1 million pads...
 
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