"I believe that the greatest prayer one can offer to God is to serve the poor. I believe it is the duty of every individual, after looking after his own security and that of his family, to look beyond and help those that have no security and no hope."

Mr Arjun Waney


Welcome to the Savitri Waney Charitable Trust. We are a small and intimately run philanthropic organisation based in London. Whilst we support a wide range of worthy causes that work with marginalised communities across the world, our primary focus remains on curable blindness and mother and child healthcare in rural India.

Projects are personally selected by the board of Trustees and closely monitored by our Trust Manager in India, enhancing relationships between our partners and the Trust. Between April 1st 2001 and 31st March 2013, we have donated approximately   £3.5 million to the charitable sector.


Compassion and Commitment

We operate under the banners of accountability, transparency and above all compassion for the poor. We seek out partners who share these ethics, ensuring that our donations are used to the maximum benefit of the poor. We make a commitment to our donors that 100% of their donation goes direct to beneficiary organisations; all of the Trust’s overheads are borne by the Trust corpus.