Ronnie & Zarina Screwvala
It's our unshakeable belief that India will never achieve its true growth story until the rural sector of the country is empowered to make choices and transform their own lives. With this thought, we initiated SHARE (Society to Heal Aid Restore Educate) 15 years ago. Today SHARE has metamorphosed into the Swades Foundation with a mission to empower 1 million lives in 5 years through 360-degree development across community mobilisation, water & sanitation, education, health & nutrition and agriculture & livelihood. Our aim is to create a model for development that can be replicated at scale across India and perhaps the world.
While we, with our 100+ strong team at the Swades Foundation, strive hard to find and execute solutions to the multiple challenges Rural India faces, we'd be happier if we don't achieve our goal alone. We believe in a collaborative model and work with multiple partners which include NGOs, other foundations, the government and corporates. We at the Swades Foundation are committed and raring to go. We aren't naïve about the task we've set but are determined to create communities that will have the ability to contribute substantially to India's growth story.
We have always dreamt of One India, an India where the Urban – Rural divide doesn't exist. We hope that you will pledge your support to the Swades Foundation, to our Rural communities. Pledge to support their dreams with the same passion as we pursue our own. Pledge to become a part of their world and welcome them to ours.
Today, we want to leave you with three thoughts
If not now, then when?
If not here, then where?
If not you, then who?