‘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 with an OBE for his extraordinary achievements as a businessman and philanthropist.
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 fund community and environmental health projects that help both people and our planet.
‘Small Change for Big Change’ is our 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 are a family Trust driven to help improve the health of people and our planet. Founded in 2001 by Mr Waney, motivated by compassion and empathy to help others living in poverty. The Trust is named in memory of the late Mrs Savitri Waney and to this day very much remains a family trust with programme areas and project interests driven by causes and interests close to their heart; ultimately health – of individuals, communities and the environment.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
For twenty years, our focus has primarily been to fund community health and environment projects. Together with support from friends and donors we are grateful to have donated £9 million in grants. We look for partners who are experts in their field and who are open to working collaboratively so we can leverage our funding to make the most impact. Geographically, we are not limited to, but will always ensure a portion of funds are distributed to India, recognising the heritage of our Founding Trustees.
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.→