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Heroes for Humanity

500 Heroes, Millions of Lives Uplifted

During her visit to the Desai Foundation’s initiatives, Secretary Hillary Clinton commended the Heroes for Humanity program.
“I love the way this program connects to both mothers and the next generation to create change and break the cycle of stigmas.”

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Economic Empowerment




The Challenge

The severe second wave of COVID-19 in India in 2021 left countless communities in dire need. People faced not only the health crisis but also economic instability, hunger, and a lack of vital information. The challenge was to address these multifaceted needs and bring solace to those affected.

The Solution

In response to this significant challenge, The Desai Foundation and S.P. Hinduja Banque Privée joined forces to launch the Heroes for Humanity program. This initiative empowered 500 community facilitators, equipping them with the knowledge and skills required to serve rural areas across multiple states. These heroes became the frontline warriors, providing essential support in various aspects.

The Lasting Impact

The Heroes for Humanity program has made a profound and lasting impact on the lives of countless individuals. It has directly impacted over 4.4 million people, reached over 1.8 million through HelpDesk services, and trained more than 1,100 heroes. In addition, over 91,000 individuals have benefited from the Primary Health and Hygiene Program, while close to 590,000 have gained financial awareness through Banking and Saving Education & Awareness. Furthermore, 460,957 individuals have been positively impacted through Menstrual Health and Hygiene Awareness efforts.

Join Our Initiative

Join us in our mission to create a positive change in the world. Your support can help us continue our work and make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need. Together, we can build a brighter future for all.

View the Heroes for Humanity Impact Summaries

Our 500 Heroes are Impacting the Lives of Millions Across India

In response to India’s severe second COVID-19 wave in 2021, The Desai Foundation and S.P. Hinduja Banque Privée launched the Heroes for Humanity program. It trained 500 community facilitators to serve rural areas in multiple states, offering COVID-19 care and vaccine information, food distribution, health education, menstrual hygiene support, and more.

A Desai Foundation Initiative Supported by S.P. Hinduja Banque


Directly Impacted to Date

Reached with HelpDesk Service

Heroes Trained to Date

Reached by Primary Health and Hygiene Program

Reached by Banking and Saving Education & Awareness

Impacted through Menstrual Health and Hygiene Awareness

Regions Served
  • Gujarat
  • Maharashtra
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Rajasthan
  • Karnataka
  • Odisha
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Uttar Pradesh