Sewa UK's priorities are;
- To support projects that deal with People with Disabilities (PWDs) and issues surrounding disability.
- To focus on projects that pay particular attention to the MAINSTREAMING of PWDs.
We're often asked why we limit our fundraising to disasters and humanitarian tragedies in India. Whilst, we would like to extend our reach to other parts of the world that require expertise and funding, our obligations to our donors mean that we're responsible for every penny they donate. We've worked with partners in India, and have built strong relationships that ensure we abide by charity laws in the UK that stipulate that we account for all the money that's donated to us. We believe our experience and understanding of India is the reason why people donate money to our appeals and help fund our activities in the UK. Because of this, we've decided to focus on India.
We fund programmes that provide immediate relief, rehabilitation and ultimately help to rebuild devastated communities by funding education and healthcare related projects, amongst others, as they remain the primary challenges to meeting the Millenium Development Goals.
By nature of being an organisation that is supported by a diverse group of unpaid volunteers and operates on a consensual basis, we are a conservative and prudent organisation. What this means for you:
- We will not make any decisions in haste, and therefore seek to ensure that all funds raised are disbursed with the long term interest of the beneficiary in mind
- Since our inception in 1989, we’ve built Sewa UK into a charity that enjoys widespread support in Britain. Our reputation as having depth in the field and grass-root understanding should not be jeopardised for short term gain.
- We will be accountable for every penny that we spend. In the case of making payments to foreign partners, we will expect a full, audited, paper trail. This ensures we can work in confidence and with knowledge that our hard work and effort is being channelled correctly.