We live in ONE WORLD.
Support for the LEAST SECURE among us,
however close or far away,

Friends of Seva Mandir is a New Jersey-based 501(C)(3) public charity founded in 2009 exclusively for the purpose of supporting the work of Seva Mandir, a leading non-governmental development organization serving rural communities in southern Rajasthan, India.

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By Building STRENGTH at the ROOTS,

Empowering individuals through fortifying community bonds, Seva Mandir stands as an organizational model for the modernizing world that has proven effective, efficient and enduring. The distinguishing feature of Seva Mandir’s approach is the creation of over 500 Village Forums and associated Village Funds, which co-manage all projects and ensure that citizens themselves take responsibility for the well-being of their communities.

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We become agents of CHANGE that is MEANINGFUL and SUSTAINABLE,

For 50 years, Seva Mandir has engaged with villagers to develop programs that provide a bulwark against the destructive impacts of poverty and a ladder of opportunity for personal and collective growth. Fighting the triple threat of generational poverty, degraded land and worsening climate, Seva Mandir facilitates programs in over 600 villages, reaching over 70,000 households and impacting the lives of roughly 360,000 people who are some of the most disadvantaged on the planet.

Seva Mandir Programs:

ADDRESSING NEEDS in innovative ways that IMPACT LIVES at every stage of development.

Over a half century of steady effort, Seva Mandir has helped villagers construct a scaffold of social support that is comprehensive and sturdy because it is built on trust and tested by time. The transformative power of this unique partnership can be seen in every dimension of village life across the spectrum of age, gender, and caste.

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OUR DOLLARS have an outsized REACH on the ground in India — GIVING at every level MATTERS.

In a place where 90% of the population relies on subsistence agriculture to survive and the average person lives on 20 Rupees per day, or the equivalent of 35 cents, US donations of any size go a very long way. Contributions can be made in a variety of forms — find one that best expresses your support for Seva Mandir.

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Friends of Seva Mandir has cultivated a community of supporters in North America who, by securing grants, creating special events, fundraising and sharing information, help to facilitate the vital work of Seva Mandir.

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