ABOUT US

We work with some of the poorest rural communities across the world, delivering high impact, innovative solutions with compassion. We direct our focus across three main areas; cataract blindness, palliative care and the environment.

OUR APPROACH

We make sure 100% of your donation goes directly to projects and ensure it delivers the maximum benefit to those in need. We focus on delivery, seeking entrepreneurial approaches and partners who can maximize benefits, know their local community and who can deliver high quality programmes with impact. 

OUR IMPACT

Our work maximises benefit, not just for individuals but for whole families and communities. For example, a mother who can see again thanks to cataract surgery can return to work enabling her daughter to return to school.

Over the last 17 years, we have directly helped:

Over £7 Million

AWARDED IN GRANTS AND DIRECTLY SPENT ON PROJECTS

“It was a phone call with Mother Teresa that inspired in me a desire to give something back to those who have so little in the world.” Arjun Waney

OUR HISTORY

Arjun Waney founded the Savitri Waney Charitable Trust in 2001 to make a difference to those living in poverty. The Trust is named in memory of his mother, the late Mrs Savitri Waney. Keen to apply his business acumen to his philanthropic endeavors, Arjun led the Trust in investing in cost efficient interventions with transformative results. We funded our first eye care project in 2001. More recently, the Trust has expanded its work into two additional focus areas; care for the dying (Palliative Care) and environmentally friendly agricultural improvements.

Recognising the continued need for our work, the Trust has increasingly reached out to other donors, offering 100% of donations to go to the project of their choice, while at the same time, providing high level monitoring and evaluation, so as to provide a guarantee of quality and effectiveness.