Creating joyful, empowering education which enhances livelihood options, creating socially and environmentally conscious citizens who are catalysts for change.
Sharmila Jadhav At Faouji Ambawade. a village where almost every able-bodied man has joined the Army 34 years old, Sharmila Jadhav turns entrepreneur and starts a desi chicken poultry to support her family.

Sharmila Jadhav

Read more

Abdul Gaffar Rahatvilkar made a conventional choice to work as an oil rig worker in Kuwait. But as he turned older, his health began to suffer and he returned to his village in Raigad. Today Abdul is reaping a lush crop of beans in less than year

Abdul Gaffar

Read more

Born and brought up in the so-called backward tribes and growing up lead her village as a sarpanch makes the story Kamal Jadhav truly inspirational and a shining example of the essence of Swades’ work.

Kamal Jadhav

Read more

The Swades Foundation takes pride in providing libraries in its school as we believe it is essential for a child’s holistic development. Rutika & Ravina – the Swades Stars – have fallen in love with books available in the library and have now become avid readers.

Rutika & Ravina

Read more

Puja went ahead and procured the vermin bed and installed the same in her one guntha land.

Puja Shivgan

Read more

Meet Gauri Krishna Mukne, an Adivasi woman whose story is awe-inspiring.

Gauri Krishna Mukne

Read more

New horizons opened for Karishma after she enrolled herself in the Swades Foundation’s SwaRakshaMitra (SRM) program. An SSC pass at the time of her enrollment, today Karishma is pursuing her final year in BA.

Karishma Pardhi

Read more

Sucheta Nakti is an innovator and a go-getter. A trained Swades SwaRakshaMitra, she became the first woman in the village to create a snake ladder health chart, which was displayed all Swades Foundation’s health program’s for the ease of learning.

Sucheta Nakti

Read more

Sustainable Development is a key goal at the Swades Foundation. Meet Manda & Mangal, two women who with step-by-step guidance from our team were able to transform their lives and today are role-models for their village.

Manda Kesarkar & Mangal Kesarkar

Read more

There is nothing that can stop a go-getter. Manali has displayed extraordinary passion & determination in everything she has done. The talented Manali now lives a self-sufficient life and has grown to have the capability of providing education to her children.

Manali Sawant

Read more

The Swades Foundation believes in creating sustainable livelihood programs to ensure an empowered future for Rural India. In the hamlet of Karanjmal (Mahad Block, Raigad) Swades started training community members on a variety of livelihood enhancement.

Laxmi Hobde & Ashwini Hobde

Read more

Rohini and Sneha have taken the momentous step of moving past caste-barriers which dominate rural parts of the country. Coming from the so-called “Other Backward Classes”, they integrated all other communities to spear-head environmental preservation.

Rohini Valvatkar & Sneha Lokhande

Read more

Baburao became a part of the Swades Foundation as a voluntary labourer giving Shramdaan for his community. Owing to his diligent, today Baburao serves as the President of his village which virtues of empowerment that Swades Foundation stands for.

Baburao Dongre

Read more

Jayram actively involved himself with every aspect of the Water and Sanitation work being done by the Swades Foundation. He realised that unless his villagers adopted multiple techniques of water harvesting to make sure the village has no water problems.

Jayram Sutar

Read more

Progress is a matter of attitude devoid of physical and social barriers, this holds true in the case of veteran farmer Mahadev Ghosalkar who with the help of Swades undertook mango and cashew grafting to increase his farm yield.

Mahadev Ghosalkar

Read more

Chandrakant holds a diploma in agriculture; he moved to Mumbai in search of a better life but was marred by the city’s pace. He heard of the work being done by the Swades Foundation and decided to move back to his village…to his family and to his community.

Chandrakant Pawar

Read more

At the Swades Foundation, we strive to enrich the potential of agriculture by using new technologies. Living this dream are the farmers Sudhir Kavilkar and Prakash Raikar. Sudhir and Prakash, like many other farmers, faced water scarcity problems.

Sudhir Kavilkar & Prakash Raikar

Read more

The Swades Foundation organized multiple sessions across schools on Global Warming and the ill-effects of plastic. We also introduced environment-friendly products for the primary school students of Kothari Vadachiwadi.

Diksha Pawar & Lavesh More

Read more

Sagar, Vijay, Ajay and Pavan, were four of the 845 children, who saw a computer for the first time in their lives when the Swades Foundation introduced its Computer Training Programs.

Sagar, Vijay, Ajay and Pavan

Read more

Becoming a widow at a young age can certainly setback a life but there are a few who take such setbacks in their stride. Vidya Vinayak Kule, 33, is one such shining example.

Vidya Vinayak Kule

Read more

Mahejabin was always shy. The Swades Foundations’ SwaRakshaMitra Training infused a sense of confidence in her and made her aware of the need to tend to heath problems of women in her community before they become hazardous.

Mahejabin Abbas Daware

Read more

Vishaka has been associated with the Swades Foundation for the past 10 years. Today as a Swades SwaRakshaMitra, Vishaka has not only shown an active interest in receiving the training but also involved in her village community to participate in the same.

Vishaka Sawant

Read more

Swades