We are heartbroken by the current situation in India, which we have been following closely. We are working with our team, organizations on the ground and larger institutions to implement what is needed locally on the ground.
We are also ramping up for the support that will be needed in the future for the 1,000 rural communities we serve in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh & Rajasthan. We have identified the ways for the Desai Foundation to be of most service immediately. Outlined below is our focus.
COVID ISOLATION & CARE CENTERS:
We are helping isolation and relief centers open with beds, food, medical supplies, rapid testing, sanitary napkins, medical screenings, and comfort for isolation and pre-critical stage patients.
HELP DESK AND TELEMEDICINE SUPPORT:
For families to access available support after the loss of a loved one, ask medical advice, get answers to critical questions, and encourage them to test, seek assistance, and isolate.
SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT:
We are distributing tens of thousands of COVID kits (thermometers, sanitizer, oximeter, PPE kits, and vitamins), food kits and sanitary napkins. The BiPaps, Oxygen concentrators, and ventilators are on the way.
As we always have, our focus both short and long term will be supporting
the women of rural communities.
Our Focus Building resilient communities and cultivating dignity
Empowering women has the power to not only change the economic circumstances of individual families, but entire villages.Learn More
Educating and providing children with the building blocks to future advancement allows families to transcend their circumstances.Learn More
Alleviating health issues that prevent women from working and children from attending school enables the community to thrive and focus their attention elsewhere.Learn More
Providing vocational training and the ability to increase household income leads to immediate quality of life improvements.Learn More
Every dollar raised goes directly to programs that change lives.
Our staff and infrastructure is supported by the founding endowment from the Desai Family and its board members.
Now, as a public foundation, your support helps expand our life-changing programs in
India and the U.S.