Our Founder

Dr. Manibhai Desai, an associate of Mahatma Gandhi, participated in the national movement, courted jail and transformed the lives of thousands of families living below the poverty line, ensuring food security and sustainable livelihood, taking cue from their traditional wisdom and affinity to nature.

Today, it is because of the vision of Manibhaiji that over more than 5 million families spread over 100,000 villages in 13 states are enjoying better quality of life and have come out of poverty through dairy husbandry, water resources development, agri-horti-forestry on degraded lands, women empowerment and community health.