• 1 billion people go hungry each day. We need your donation so we can continue to tackle hunger head on.
  • Sponsor a child today and change a life forever. S.A.W Society child sponsorship gives you the opportunity to give a child and their community the support and resources they need to end poverty for good.
  • Our aim is to achieve better health for poor and vulnerable communities in Kashmir and internationally through research, education and public health.
  • We believe that no one deserves a life of poverty and we are committed to doing something about it. We deliver the powerful combination of microfinance, livelihoods and literacy that enables the poor to increase their incomes and change their lives forever.
  • By donating to our Disaster Relief and Recovery work you provide valuable support for our Emergency Services teams, both staff and volunteers, as they prepare, respond and provide relief to communities during disasters. Your support assists us to be active as soon as a situation has occurred and to provide help.
  • It is no longer possible to protect Human Rights in one country, while in neighbouring countries with whom we trade, people face exploitation and sweatshop conditions. The fight for human rights in one country has to be a fight for human rights in every country.

An Introduction

What is the SAWS and what do they do to help?

The SAWS exists to raise much needed funds to support grass roots projects in Kashmir. SAWS is run by volunteers who are passionate about bringing change to the lives of poor & destitude who are facing a bleak future without help. The projects SAWS fund are run by small groups of people who are caring for the ill, abandoned and vulnerable. We are based in the Tsar Sharif area of Budgam, about an hour to Srinagar. We as a group of dedicated local people have been raising awareness and funds to fight the poverty. We are able to work with local people who are struggling to care for orphans and others deeply affected by poverty. The impact of poverty is immense and the local people have meagre resources. SAWS can assist them with money, advice and sometimes volunteers. We work with a number of organisations in India and have been thrilled at the cost effectiveness of this approach and the wonderful impact on the lives of many vulnerable individuals.

Our Focus

SAWS is focused primarily on the well-being of children and creating opportunities for them to have a better future. Achieving positive long-term outcomes for children however, inevitably includes helping to build stronger families and safer, caring community environments.

A new area that SAWS is establishing is that of School Partnerships. These important partnerships between Kashmir schools and Indian schools will offer all students and staff the opportunity to learn about one another's cultures, environments, backgrounds and life experiences. SAWS hopes to see these partnerships create understanding, tolerance and appreciation and to develop a keen interest from students in social justice issues.

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Think Over It..

India is a country of contrasts! The country has as many as 53 billionaires; the fourth highest in the world. But the same country has over 3 million children living on the streets.

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