Welcome to Sayona Foundation

Rural Development

Sayona Foundation is committed to reducing rural poverty, particularly in resource-poor, degraded or remote environments. It concentrates on a small number of programs of significant scale. The model of participatory rural development it has pioneered combines a set of common development principles with the flexibility to respond to specific contexts and needs. Programs typically link elements such as rural savings and credit, natural resource management, productive infrastructure development, increased agricultural productivity and human skills development with a central concern for community-level participation and decision-making. The ultimate goal is to enable community members to make informed choices from a range of appropriate options for sustainable and equitable development. The Foundation is committed to building the knowledge base in rural development through learning, analyzing and disseminating lessons learned from field experience.

Sayona Foundation has become synonymous with quality education, community services, and advancements in healthcare. Do in no small part to the Foundation's philanthropic efforts, many achievements have been fostered in these spheres across India. - Jagruti Mehta, Social Activist