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Help them increase their yearly income

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29,303 rural families

with livelihoods support, education and an annual income increase of89,000 per household


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Help poor farmers help themselves

Our kisans toil every day to ensure we have food on our plates - while they themselves go hungry.Swades Foundation has adopted a 360-degree approach to uplift rural families from poverty by enabling poor farmers to boost their annual income and stand on their own two feet.

Swades’s holistic approach includes giving rural households ways to widen their earning capacity by providing opportunities in animal husbandry; water for irrigation; seeds, saplings and trees to cultivate their fallow land; scholarships for rural youth to continue their education, and more.

It is time we help our farmers and their families prosper. Your donation will contribute to ensuring 29,303 households in rural India will become self-reliant.

What Swades Foundation does

Swades Foundation aims to create self-sustaining rural communities by ensuring that every household earns at least2,00,000 per annum through a basket of programs - be it farm-based, off-farm or non-farm interventions.

Impact so far

1,25,000 householdsmade self-reliant
9,27,801 treesto supplement income of farmers
35,278 householdssupported with drinking water through taps
23,883 toiletsbuilt to provide sanitation and hygiene facilities
13,642 householdssupported with animal husbandry
1,339 hamletsdeclared open-defecation free
5,442 scholarshipsprovided to poor and bright students
2,629 youthplaced with jobs after skills training
2,503.2 acresof land irrigated
196 schoolsprovided with water & sanitation facilities

Meet the Swades families

Help Sarika’s dream come true

Everyday is a struggle for Sarika Sandip Gole, a single mother, from Turbhe village in Poladpur. Having lost her husband at a very young age, she leads a challenging life earning a mere2,700 per month working as a domestic help. Her dream is to see her 13-year-old daughter standing on her own two feet. Your support can ensure that Sarika takes up goat rearing to increase her yearly income and fulfil her daughter's dream of working in a multinational company.

Support Shankar to gift a better life to his son

Shankar Devji, a 55-year-old farmer, brings in a meagre Rs.2000 rupees a month. He owns a farm which is less than an acre and on hilly terrain with no water source, making it difficult for him to grow crops and increase his income. Growing up he never completed his education. Today, he dreams to provide a better life for his son. He now hopes to start poultry farming with the help of Swades Foundation which will help him fund his son’s higher education

How your donation helps

Your contribution leads to each family increasing their yearly income by ₹88,832 With this increased income they can improve their diets with wholesome meals and fight malnutrition.

Providing livelihood opportunities and skills training helps rural households with a long-term solution to becoming self-sufficient

Ensuring each household has a toilet in its premises to end open defecation and also providing safe drinking water

Identifying meritorious students who are at the verge of giving up on their education due to the lack of funds to study further. Providing them with scholarships and ensuring they get the push they need to achieve their dreams.