About us

We are a diaspora-led international development organisation, delivering high-quality programmes in South Asia. We specialise in, and champion the use of, social finance products to drive positive change across the region.

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  • Our ethos is one of collaboration, entrepreneurship and innovation

    Our approach

    To end inequality and injustice in South Asia faster and more effectively, we try new approaches and are not afraid of taking risks. By testing and learning, we have built a track record of innovation and success.

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  • We tackle the problems that hold communities back

    Our work

    Our programmes across South Asia are focused on the areas of education, livelihoods, child protection, mental health and conservation.

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We commit to being accountable to all our stakeholders, including the communities we support, our partner organisations, our donors, supporters, staff, regulators and those we seek to influence.


Chief Executive Richard Hawkes

“From our Board to our staff to our supporters and advisors, our people are second to none and ensure we achieve extraordinary results.”

Richard Hawkes, Chief Executive