Our Mission

To strengthen aspiring individuals who have skill or talent and are willing to work hard but lack the means to do so. We aim to support these individuals in their entrepreneurial initiatives so that they can overcome the cycle of poverty they are trapped in.

How

We do this by providing seed funding to very simple but promising ideas and livelihood initiatives at grassroot level, through interest free loans and grants.

Reality

Individuals in low income groups are often struggling to survive and it is too risky to follow their dreams to start a humble enterprise. Everyone in their network has similar circumstances so they cannot get any financial support from family and friends. When they do borrow money from outside, its at exorbitant rates.

MEET OUR TEAM

Vandana Agarwal

Mother Teresa used to say, "I alone cannot change the world but can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples." Little did I know that a serendipitous encounter with Saint Teresa as a kid would alter the fate of my career.Read More

Swati Jhajharia

A teacher, an artist, mother of two boys and a homemaker. What Swati enjoys the most is to contribute in whatever way possible toward the education and development of underprivileged children. She teaches English in a Municipal School.Read More

Abhigna Brahmbhatt

With an MBA from the prestigious London Business School, Abhigna headed back to Ahmedabad, India, her birthplace, where she worked in the marketing at the IIM Ahmedabad. In 2001, a large earthquake struck Gujarat, destroying lives and homes.Read More

Shruthi Nawab

Shruthi Nawab, an engineer by training and a writer by heart, has spent over twelve years working in the corporate world in the USA and India. After moving back to India with her family and two kids, she felt compelled to help the less fortunate...Read More

Supriya Agrawal

Supriya Agrawal, a perfumer and marketing professional by education, joined the Dreams Foundation with a passion to help people empower themselves. There is a saying, "Give a person a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a person to fish and he can feed himself for a lifetime.Read More

Ameesh Agarwal

Ameesh Agarwal, Principal, is the Founder and Principal of AARC partners , a real estate management and investment company, as well as a developer, owner, and operator of multifamily residential property in the United States, headquartered in New York .Read More

Dr. Supriya Dalal, M.D.

Dr. Supriya has worked in both rural and urban areas of Ahmedabad for 30 years. She has also served tirelessly during the covid crisis, working closely with covid cases. Her professional career brings her very close to families who are in dire need of help.Read More

Malti Jaradi

Malti Jaradi has served at Manav Sadhna, Gandhi Ashram for 12 years, working as a teacher and education coordinator. She also works in the field and is instrumental in ensuring that those receiving our funds are indeed those who deserve it.Read More

Mahendra Rathod

Mahendra Rathod has been working with Manav Sadhna, Gandhi Ashram, and serving communities selflessly for the last 20 years. He has supported under-privileged children’s programs, served in many community projects and and co-ordinated finance and ...Read More

Alka Jhajharia Jain

I started with a BA in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College and a B.Ed, and a love for high altitude trekking, basketball and a spirit of adventure. In later years, I taught at Pathways World School and Lancers International school, but felt something was missing.Read More