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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.

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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 eliminating cataract blindness.

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Palliative Care is about adding life to days rather than days to life.

Dr Savita, Palliative Care lead at Emmanuel Hospital Association


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.

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