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Our Urgent Response to the COVID Crisis in India


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We are heartbroken by the current situation in India and are proud of the work we have been able to do on the ground thus far. Thank you for your generous support during this time. We are committed to serving the over 1,400 rural communities we serve in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. We are focused on both the current immediate need, preparing for a possible third wave, and on the long-term relief efforts that will be needed. Please join us in these critical efforts to support India in this time of need. Your continued support is deeply appreciated and critically important in this time of need. Thank you.


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.

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Educating and providing children with the building blocks to future advancement allows families to transcend their circumstances.

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Alleviating health issues that prevent women from working and children from attending school enables the community to thrive and focus their attention elsewhere.

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Providing vocational training and the ability to increase household income leads to immediate quality of life improvements.

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Our Pledge

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.

How You Can Help

Donate in Cryptocurrency Donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes. We use GivingBlock to help us accept coins and offer flexible ways to give efficiently!

Donate to the Heroes for Humanity program

in partnership with S.P. Hinduja Banque Privée

Donate as part of our urgent COVID-19 relief

Working with the existing strengths of each community, we provide the tools needed to create stronger, healthier, and more economically independent households.

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The Desai Foundation

Friday July 23rd

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Thanks to the efforts of our recent Heroes for Humanity initiative by @sphindujabanqueprivee to partner with @cryptorelief_ we have been able to secure more ration and medical kits for all 6 of the states we serve in rural India! 
Your generous support is why we are able to progress on the long road to recovery in India. If you are interested in being a part of our COVID relief initiatives, please reach out to us via the link in our bio or email info@thedesaifoundation.org.#fridaywins #covidinindia #india #covidrelief #covid19 #health #fundraising #saveindia #desaifoundation ... See MoreSee Less
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Wednesday July 21st

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Here is our latest update from the field to address the ongoing #COVID19 crisis in India. Despite India not being in the news every day, the pandemic is far from over. And the need to address immediate issues, as well as long term recovery remains. Thank you for your support thus far. Learn more about how you can help at: https://thedesaifoundation.org/covid/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Monday July 19th

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Since the start of the pandemic, we knew how dire the consequences of a strict lockdown would be leaving countless menstruators unable to access proper sanitary products in rural India. That is why in the face of such an unprecedented emergency, The Desai Foundation has mobilized to address these urgent needs. We have been hard at work distributing over 1 million sanitary napkins for free thanks to our existing initiatives such as the Asani Sanitary Napkin program.To support this program, visit www.TheDesaiFoundation.org/donate-now. Or follow the link in our bio!.
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Friday July 16th

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Did you know that 51% of non-vaccinated individuals in parts of India reported being hesitant to get vaccinated? According to a recent survey conducted by multiple NGOs in India, this is due to a number of barriers including fear of health risks, distrust in vaccine benefits, or elders in the community choosing not to grant permission. At the Desai Foundation, our team in India is pushing forward to combat these concerns by sharing credible information to rural community members and building their confidence to get vaccinated. This is just one step of many to ensure the road to recovery and bolster the health of some of the hardest hit communities from COVID-19. Learn how you can support our team by visiting: www.thedesaifoundation.org/COVID 

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