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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 impacted 242,029 villagers through Fixed Day Fixed Time meetings.
  • Swades has reached out to 9699 students through English & Computer literacy, linkages to higher education, career counselling, scholarships, life-skills, physical education and entrepreneurial trainings .
  • Swades has covered 14,000 children (3-11 years) and 13,000 adults under the programme of Anaemia Management through 100 day iron and folic acid programs, pre & post testing and regular follow-ups.
  • Swades has inducted 134 SwaRakshaMitras into the community catering to a population of 80,000 villagers.
  • Swades has built 1798 toilets in collaboration with the community members.
Mango Grafting
Training Session on Mango Grafting for Konde Tarfe Village
Global Hand Wash Day
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Manali Sawant
There is nothing that can stop a go-getter.
Vidya Kule
The woman who took setbacks in her stride.
Erin Little
28-Year-Old Erin Little Is Changing Diabetes Care in India
Meeting CSR norms
Indian cos may go dutch to meet CSR norms, maximise impact of social joint ventures
Ranbir Kapoor

The amazing work being done by the Swades Foundation towards Rural Empowerment of 1 million lives in 5 years is a tough target but knowing Ronnie & Zarina..

Chetan Bhagat

I want to reach and understand Rural India as a part of evolving as a writer and the Swades Foundation initiative is an amazing one to learn from about our villages.