Delivering high impact, innovative solutions to poverty - with compassion

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We help the blind see, we ease the pain of the dying, we educate children and support farmers to grow crops and harvest water. Poverty reduction is at the core of what we do.

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Our approach is different. We catalyse change, working 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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Support a project, make a monthly donation, take part in an event, partner with us, leave a legacy. By working together, we can change lives. 100% of your donation will directly benefit poor people.

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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 in eliminating 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.


Food and water are two of the most basic needs in the world. We help people construct wells, diversify crops and increase their incomes whilst protecting their environment.


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