Delivering high impact, innovative solutions to poverty - with compassion

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We work hand in hand with our local partners, our donors and above all, our beneficiaries. At our heart is the desire to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people.

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By working together, we can change lives. You can support a project, make a monthly donation, take part in an event, partner with us or leave a legacy…100% of your donation will go directly to benefit people that need it most. 

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‘Small Change for Big Change’ is our innovative fundraising partnership with Arjun Waney’s London restaurants Roka, Zuma, Coya and La Petite Maison. A voluntary donation of £1 is added to every bill and 100% goes directly towards our work to eliminate cataract blindness.

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With the support I have received, I can now harvest at least two crops a year and I feel confident in my family’s future.

Aardit, a farmer from Chhattisgarh, India


We seek out entrepreneurial approaches; partners who can maximise benefits, who know their local community and who can deliver impact. This approach allows us to work in some of the hardest to reach rural areas in India and Nigeria.


Globally 39 million people are blind, 90% of them live in developing countries. 80% of blindness could be prevented or cured. We work in rural areas with a high incidence of blindness, limited services and a significant backlog of cases. For example, in Bihar one of the poorest states in India, we fund over 25,000 eye surgeries every year.


We are passionate about the future of our world. We recognise that precious, finite resources must be replenished and that effective environmental projects support both people and our planet. 


In India, at least 2 million people suffer in agony from terminal illness without effective pain relief. We provide vital care for people who are dying and support to families who in the absence of effective palliative care, are often forced into crippling debt.

At the heart of the Savitri Trust is the desire to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised. I’m humbled to share this journey with so many like-minded souls.

Arjun Waney, Founder & Trustee