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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 963,660 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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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

Donate to our Masks of HOPEHope, Opportunity, Perseverance & Empowerment

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The Desai Foundation

Wednesday April 7th

Desai Foundation

Happy World Health Day! During this day of awareness, we would like to highlight just how important our health initiatives are now more than ever to serve the needs of some of the hardest hit communities due to COVID-19. 

We offer various programs that focus on general health, vision, gynecological + menstrual health, and hygiene. Learn more about these programs and how you can get involved by following the link in our bio! 


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#worldhealthday #womenshealth #endperiodpoverty #periodsarenormal #menstrualhygiene #womensempowerment #desaifoundation
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Monday April 5th

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Imagine experiencing an entirely normal bodily function, but being barred from your daily activities as a result. This can include entering religious temples, being in the kitchen and making food, or even touching another person. This is the case for some parts of India, in which about 77% of women face restrictions like these during menstruation.

No doubt that the myths surrounding menstruation lead to a negative impact on a woman’s emotional state, lifestyle, and health. Let’s put an end to this cycle of taboos and promote healthy periods for all!

#endperiodpoverty #periodsarenormal #menstrualhygiene #womenshealth #womensempowerment #keepgirlsinschool #desaifoundation #menstrualmonday #pledgeyourperiod
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Friday April 2nd

Desai Foundation

Remember how much fun we had pledging our periods in honor of menstrual hygiene month last year?

This year’s Pledge Your Period campaign will be BLOODY FABULOUS, so get ready to start pledging on May 1st! 
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Monday March 29th

Desai Foundation

Sports play a pivotal role in fostering leadership skills and confidence among children and teens. But girls drop out of sports at two times the rate of their male counterparts. As their bodies change, they often tend to feel increased self-awareness and low self-image due to the social stigmas around periods.

Let’s end this cycle by normalizing menstruation and helping girls stay in the game!

#endperiodstigma #periodsarenormal #menstrualhygiene #womenshealth #womensempowerment #keepgirlsinschool #desaifoundation
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Monday March 22nd

Desai Foundation

This World Water Day, we would like to highlight how important it is for women’s menstrual health to have access to safe water. In India, a shocking 23% of women drop out of school once they reach puberty due to a lack of clean water and sanitation facilities.

Let’s work together to change this by continuing to talk about periods and the need for everyone around the world to have access to clean water! Let us know what you think in the comments, and follow the link in our bio to learn more about our menstrual health initiatives in rural India.

#endperiodpoverty #periodsarenormal #menstrualhygiene #womenshealth #womensempowerment #keepgirlsinschool #desaifoundation #worldwaterday #cleanwater
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