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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.
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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...