Supported and Sponsored by


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.
Dia Mirza
Fund raiser for Swades Foundation
Safety and Dignity
transformed life with clean, filtered potable water
Sucheta Nakti
Health & Nutrition
Abdul Gaffar
Processor giant Intel pushes digital literacy in India
Intel gives India a Digital Literary push. Successfully empowered 3 million people with e-literacy
Unclogging Uganda's rural sanitation crisis
Community Led Total Sanitation initiatives taken up in Uganda
Amitabh Bachchan

Ronnie & Zarina, my heart felt congratulations to you.May this new work of yours be one of the greatest achievements of your lifetime..

Vidya Balan

I am deeply inspired by the work being done by Ronnie & Zarina! It is rare to meet people who find motivation within themselves and create inspiration for others around them...