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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
  • For the Raigad Jobfair on 17th July, Swades facilitated jobs for hundreds of rural youth in 1 day!! 514 shortlisted for round 2.
    212 offered Job letters on hand
  • Till date, Swades has reached 2000 villages and impacted 472,000 people
  • Swades has built 2209 toilets till date
  • Swades has inducted 1057 highly trained community health workers (Swa Raksha Mitras) serving population of 143,000
  • Swades has screened 46,000 people & provided 6000 high quality spectacles and 1205 free cataract surgeries
  • Swades has strengthened 1863 Self Help Groups
  • Swades has launched a Rural BPO employing 300 youth that has facilitated the retention of young talent within the villages itself
  • Swades has opened 2 large community centres for adult education and training in Khamgaon & Vinhere
Mahindra’s Seed
The Rise recognises Swades Foundation’s work in rural India
Safety and Dignity
transformed life with clean, filtered potable water
Sharmila Jadhav
says Where there is a will, there is a way
Sucheta Nakti
Health & Nutrition
The Story of Swades Foundation
Swades Foundation, started by Ronnie and Zarina Screwvala
'Swa' Se Bane 'Des' | The Swades Foundation
It is these words that inspire us every day in our audacious task
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...