‘Reach for the Stars’ is our inspiring short film shot by film director and Savitri Trustee Sunhil Sippy. It follows the story of a young girl, Bharti , as she regains her sight and with it, her hopes for the future.
Congratulations to our founder Mr Arjun Waney who has been recognised in The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018 with an OBE for his extraordinary achievements as a businessman and philanthropist.
For just £20 we can restore sight to someone who is blind by cataracts. For Belvanti and her daughters this meant more than just improved vision, it allowed her to return to work and her daughters to go back to school with the hope for a brighter future.
We are a small but hugely ambitious charitable trust. We help the blind see, we ease the pain of the dying, we educate children and support effective environmental projects that help both people and our planet.
‘Small Change for Big Change’ is our innovative fundraising partnership with London restaurants Roka, Zuma, Coya and La Petite Maison. A voluntary £1 donation is added to every bill and 100% goes directly to ending cataract blindness in rural India and Nigeria.
We work hand in hand with local partners, donors and above all, our beneficiaries. At our heart is the desire to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
‘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 eliminating cataract blindness.Find Out More
We invest in amazing entrepreneurs – to us heroic leaders in their communities who are making change happen. We support them through funding, capacity building and monitoring and evaluation. We work in true partnership. This approach allows us to work in some of the hardest to reach areas around the world.
Globally 39 million people are blind, 90% of them live in developing countries. Yet 80% of blindness could be prevented or cured. We work in rural areas with a high incidence of cataract blindness, limited services and a significant backlog of cases. For example, in Bihar one of the poorest states in India, we fund over 20,000 eye surgeries every year.→
We are passionate about the future of our world and recognise that precious, finite resources must be replenished. We support effective environmental projects that help both people and our planet.→
In India, at least 2 million people suffer in agony from terminal illness without effective pain relief. We support innovative models of palliative care which focus on the poorest and most excluded.→