Baburao Dongre Four years ago, Baburao became a part of the Swades Foundation as a voluntary labourer giving Shramdaan for his community.
His village, Dongrali Khalchiwadi was torn between conflicting political ideologies fighting for power. Baburao took it upon himself to activate the pending water projects in his village. He knew that the success of this would enable his community to grow their second crop which would mean increased income and enhanced livelihood. Baburao’s persistence and passionate efforts led to the implementation of various Government water projects which were held up for a long time.
He also played an instrumental role in bringing his community together and effectively implementing the Swades anaemia control program.
Owing to his diligent and uncompromising work, today Baburao serves as the President of his village and showcases virtues of empowerment that the Swades Foundation stands for.