Alleviating poverty, decreasing disparity, promoting progress, peace and sustainable development globally
Humanitarian efforts to reduce poverty by developing good models at grassroot level through improvement in educational opportunities and quality, empowering women, making youth employable, promoting preventive health, improving infrastructure, community participation and use of technology. We would like to inspire others to join the efforts to make a bigger impact.
Compassion : the most important quality needed to do sustained humanitarian work
Action : we believe in the adage ' Action Speaks Louder Than Words' and translate our ideas into action
Impartial : we work irrespective of caste, creed, religion, regional, linguistic differences etc.
Harmony : in the communities by making basic neccessities of life available to the poor
Collaboration : ultimately make a much bigger impact in the lives of the poor through collaboration
About the Founders - A Satisfying Journey
'Physicians Serving Mankind to Heal'
Alok Agrawal, MD, FASN, FNKF; Clinical Professor of Medicine; Nephrology and Hypertension
Sangeeta Agrawal, MD, FACG, AGAF, FASGE; Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology
Growing up in middle class families, we had reasonable resources and opportunities, with access to quality education, extracurricular activities, and support of family and friends. We were rather oblivious to the challenges faced by those living in poverty. Gradually, it dawned upon us that the combination of poverty, illiteracy and lack of resources had a paralyzing effect on thinking, leading to a vicious cycle, one difficult to break through. In this scenario, to do nothing, we felt, would be inhumane. We decided to do our bit in helping out the underprivileged.
For over two decades now, we have dedicated our lives to support the marginalized. We co-founded a nonprofit organization with the idea of helping those in need and started building teams and collaborations to fulfill our vision at the grassroots level. In 2013, we decided to donate one salary from the household annually for five years, renewable at the end of the term. We have endeavored to provide help cutting across religious, racial, caste, linguistic, gender, political and socio-cultural divides and biases to bring dignity and cheer to the underprivileged, mostly in remote rural underserved communities with very few resources.
Overcoming several challenges, we have created sustained impact in some communities.We wish to scale up our efforts to support many more underprivileged globally.
We applaud everyone working towards making this world a better place. For the sake of humanity, we hope we can all join hands and create a movement for global progress. What can be better than peacefully supporting the underserved with limited resources, while seeking only calmness of our minds ?
"Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice." - Nelson Mandela