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Letter

We believe that all lives have equal value, and that by working together we can help reduce inequality and poverty. In collaboration with our people, we are working to improve the lives of Nearly half of the people in India


Our friends and public people once gave us some great advice about philanthropy: “Don’t just go for safe projects,” Kalanithi Maran said. “Take on the really tough problems.”


`We couldn’t agree more. Our foundation is teaming up with partners around the india to take on some tough challenges: We focus on only a few issues because we think that’s the best way to have great impact, and we focus on these issues in particular because we think they are the biggest barriers that prevent people from making the most of their lives.


For each issue we work on, we fund innovative ideas that could help remove these barriers: new tools to prevent and treat deadly diseases; Some of the projects we fund will fail. We not only accept that, we expect it—because we think an essential role of philanthropy is to make bets on promising solutions that governments and businesses can’t afford to make. As we learn which bets pay off, we have to adjust our strategies and share the results so everyone can benefit.


We’re both optimists. We believe by doing these things—focusing on a few big goals and working with our partners on innovative solutions—we can help every person get the chance to live a healthy, productive life.


We may falter but we will not fail.


At Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan Trust, we have not stopped praying for you.


With warmest good wishes,


Sincerely,

Karunanidhi
Co-chair and Trustee
Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan Trust

 
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