Our Impact

We have showcased four impact stories that has changed the lives. There are over 100 stories similar to this. We thank our donors and partners. 

Ganesh

Ganesh is an inspiration for other children. He is currently preparing for Indian Administrative Services (IAS) exams. 

Rajesh

Rajesh is living in the care home. He loves playing cricket. He aspires to be an engineer.

Anjali

Anjali looked after her two younger siblings, studied under solar lighting and stood first in grade 12. 

Housing

The Foundation incentivised families with housing who sent their children to school

500
Families Supported
10
Women trained
10
education support
10
completed grade 12

Awards & Press

National Award for Child Welfare 2016

Karnataka State Award for Child Welfare 2014 

Spirit of Humanity Award 2013

Gudlappa Hallikeri State Award 2014 

Hemme Kanadiga Award 2017

Asamany Kannadi Award 2017 

Public Hero Award 2017 

Rotary Humanitarian Award 2016 

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Ganesh's Story

Ganesh lives with his parents in the shanty town in the outskirts of Belagavi. The family lives under temporary make-shift shed without electricity, running water and sanitation. Ganesh continued to study under the street lamp and completed his high school. His family encouraged him to continue his studies but had limited resources to fund for his education.

The Foundation identified Ganesh’s potential when he was struggling to continue his studies. The Foundation through its Education Support Program started to fund his education from grade 9 grade. With this financial support, Ganesh excelled in the studies and completed his graduation with excellent marks. Ganesh is currently preparing for Indian Civil Services examinations. He aspires to be an Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer. Ganesh continues to be a role model and he has a positive influence on the other children in the community. He is the Foundation’s evangelist for positive change.

Rajesh's Story

Rajesh (name changed) was born HIV positive by birth. Both his parents died of AIDS when he was 3 years old. After the death of his parents the orphan child was abandoned on the streets of the village by his relatives. Since Rajesh did not have access to ARV drugs, he developed multiple health complications and his health condition was critical. 

One day a local villager called Mahesh and explained the status of the child abandoned on the street. Mahesh immediately went to the village and transferred the child to a government hospital for medical intervention. After a few days Rajesh recovered, and he was enrolled into the Foundation’s care home. 

Rajesh is a teenager and is living in Asha Kiran, care home for medically challenged girls and boys. He is hale and healthy attending grade 7 in the local government school. Rajesh is excelling in his studies and loves playing cricket. Rajesh aspires to be an engineer. 

Anjali's Story

Anjali is the eldest of the three siblings. She has two younger brothers. The family is supported by her mother, a single parent. The mother sells petty items from door to door, earns around Rs. 200 on a good day and feeds the family. The family live in a 10 square feet temporary home built by Mahesh Foundation. Anjali’s mother’s priority was to educate the two boys. Anjali was encouraged to do household work and take care of the two younger siblings. The foundation recognised Anjali’s potential and counselled the mother to educate Anjali. In return the Foundation built a house for the family on a condition that Anjali will be educated.

With the financial support of Mahesh Foundation Anjali excelled in her studies and completed her high school. She stood first in her class in Grade 12.  The Foundation has employed Anjali as Teaching Assistant in Utkarsha, the Foundation’s school for medically challenged and underprivileged children . She has enrolled into the D.Ed. program.  Anjali’s ambition is to be a successful teacher and assist her family and the community.

Housing Story

In 2013, the Foundation identified 26 poorest of the poor families living in the shanty town around Belagavi city. These families had school going children who were either left on the streets or they were doing odd jobs. Girls as young as 6-10 years were busy cooking, washing clothes, fetching water from common taps and taking care of younger siblings at home.  The Foundation approached these families and offered these families  a house if they agreed to send their children to school.  Over the last six years, the Foundation is successful in educating over 90 children. These children have either graduated or are studying. The Foundation regularly monitors the progress of the children.