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WE INSPIRE WOMEN & CHILDREN
TO DREAM BEYOND

We empower women and children through community programs
to elevate health, livelihood, & education in India & the US.
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WE'VE IMPACTED 682,000 LIVES

HEALTH + HYGIENE

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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LIVELIHOOD

Vocational training provides the ability to increase household income and an elevated sense of dignity, which improves quality of life.

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EDUCATION

Quality education and enrichment programs to equip children with the knowledge to meet the many challenges shaping our world today.

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WOMEN

Empowering women has the power to not only change the economic circumstances of individual families but entire villages.

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CHILDREN

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

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Our Pledge

Every rupee 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

100% Of Your Donations Go Toward Our Programme Expenses

How You Can Help

COVID-19 ResponseFace masks, surgical masks, free sanitary napkins and food deliveries for the most vulnerable populations

Bal Health MelasHealth Screenings, Vaccinations & Education

Asani Sanitary Napkin Project1 Year Supply of Sanitary Napkins

The Desai Foundation

Wednesday June 3rd

Desai Foundation

While the South Asian community is often the target of racism as well in America, the system in which we live wasn't designed with precision to hold us down, the way it has been for the black community. The South Asian community exists in America because of the Civil Rights Movement. We owe our lives in America to Black America.
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As an organization, we are committed to elevating the health and livelihood of women and children and rural communities in India, and underserved communities in the US. And the programs we have been developing in the US have been focused with these communities in mind.
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Police brutality is a health crisis, Racism is a health and livelihood crisis. Mass incarceration is a health crisis. Poverty is a health crisis. We are looking into ways that we can better serve the health and livelihood of the communities who need it the most at this time. We hope you will join us in continuing to seek justice, listen and challenge ourselves to do better. Art by @Aneri Shah #blacklivesmatter #nojusticenopeace #justiceforgeorgefloyd #southasiansforblacklives
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Monday June 1st

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We are so excited to announce the launch of a new Instagram Live series in conjunction with Malini's Girl Tribe! It’s a weekly series called the Bloody Truth where we will be talking all about periods, breaking down any myths and discussing ways we can love ourselves and our bodies more, periods and all. Watch the first installment here and stay tuned for the release of subsequent episodes.
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#desaifoundation #dreambeyond #womenhelpingwomen #empoweringwomen #womeninindia #womenshealth #childrenshealth #india #nonprofit #charity #community #donate #giveback #education #socialgood #nonprofitorganization #fundraising #support #philanthropy #change #causes #ngo #hope #instagood #makeadifference #givingback #children #bethechange #socialimpact
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Friday May 29th

Desai Foundation

We are blown away by the enthusiasm and excitement shown by the over 150 people (and counting) who pledged their period this year, helping us raise funds for our Asani Sanitary Napkin program.

But just like periods, the importance of menstrual hygiene awareness and ending period stigma doesn’t stop at the end of May - so let’s keep the momentum going and keep talking about periods all year round!

#menstrualhygiene #endthestigma #stopperiodshaming #endperiodpoverty #empoweringwomen #womensempowerment #india #desaifoundation #pledgeyourperiod #periodsdontstopforpandemics
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Thursday May 28th

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Thank You, Refinery29 for joining the #pledgeyourperiod movement! All you have to do to join the movement is share this post, donate at www.pledgeyourperiod.com and tag at least 3 friends to do the same!


Today is #MenstrualHygieneDay. While #COVID19 has brought entire nations to a screeching halt, it’s an indisputable fact that periods don’t stop for pandemics.🩸
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Join in the @desaifoundation’s #PledgeYourPeriod, an initiative focused on stripping away the shame and stigma around periods and celebrating them instead. 🎉
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