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To create permanent, irreversible change in the lives of 1 million people in Rural India in the next 5 years- Ronnie & Zarina Screwvala, Founder Trustees
  • Swades has reached over 1000 Villages and impacted 275,000 people till date.
  • Swades has built 179 libraries and reached out to 135 schools (both government and private) and impacted 10,000 children.
  • Till date, Swades has provided 39,600 villagers with drinking water by building water-harvesting structures.
  • Swades has built 1700 toilets.
  • Swades has cadre of 385 highly trained community health workers – SwaRakshaMitras (SRMs) serving population of 275,000.
  • Swades has screened over 15,000 people and provided 1800 high quality spectacles and 200 free cataract surgeries via its Mobile Medical Unit.
  • Swades’ anemia management program has covered 14,000 children (3-11years) and 13,000 adults.
  • Swades has opened a large community centre in Khamgaon for adult education and training.
  • Swades has created /enhanced 1,795 Self Help Groups.
  • In the last one year, Swades has worked with 7,000 farmers, training them with new farming technologies.
Marigold Farming
Making farming a business of choice
Safety and Dignity
transformed life with clean, filtered potable water
Rutika Ghole & Ravina Rikame
Rutika & Ravina – the Swades Stars
Abdul Gaffar
Bastar's tribal way to preserve environment
For tribals residing around Boma hill in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district in Bastar
First ever library in Pench National Park!
Conservation Wildlands Trust is a philanthropic trust working towards a conservation
Kiran Rao and Aamir Khan

We have known Ronnie & Zarina for many years and know the passion & integrity they bring to everything they do...

Priyanka Chopra

I have known Ronnie & Zarina on both a personal and professional level and over the years have come to understand the passion that drives them...