“If you empower one woman, you have empowered a community.”
Built on more than 30 years of grassroots-level philanthropic work, empowHER India’s theory of change and development is simple. Empowering women transforms villages and communities. This is given legs by its founders’ belief that one can never be satisfied when it comes to doing work for the benefit of others. It is a journey forever. A belief that motivates the energetic team at empowHER India to work relentlessly and tirelessly for the development of villages, communities and women.
Initial hands-on experience with a cluster of villages in the Panvel region of Maharashtra in India, helped them reach a fundamental realization. That it is only when women have equal rights, opportunities and support systems, that their families, communities and nations prosper. Hence a journey that began with eye care camps 30 years ago, soon gathered a vision to transform entire villages in the Panvel region, by empowering women.
Formerly known as SKS Chakshu Foundation, empowHer India’s life mission is to establish an equitable society where all women are empowered to realize their full potential and become catalysts of transformation for themselves and their communities. Today, women in these villages are leading the change and nurturing growth, ushering in a quiet but solid transformation in Panvel.
empowHER India believes in the word ‘Evolve’ – Like a river that must run its course from source to destination springing life and hope on its course. A word that has helped them drive focus areas of development, mobilise support, build new capacities and reach more villages. But the desire as ever remains to do more, help more.