Samvedna Connecting Souls is a trust that supports disadvantaged women to step out of poverty through advocating and promoting sustainability. Based in Rishikesh, India, Samvedna inspires opportunities and choices within their community that those in privileged backgrounds can take for granted. The women Samvedna supports have come from challenging backgrounds with little to no assistance to provide for their own family and children.
Samvedna is a platform that calls forth independence, purpose, inspiration and resilience for the women and children of the community. A significant aspect of Samvedna is upskilling their supported women with textile, sewing and dressmaking skills that provides job opportunities within their Samvedna Handmade shop.
Samvedna also offers educational and personal growth workshops, including learning English and computer technology skills to the women and their children. These workshops have unfortunately stalled due to COVID19 restrictions.
Samvedna was founded in 2014 by Ms. Aarti Saxena and Mr. Deepak Barthwal in Rishikesh, India. The word “Samvedna” is a Hindi word that refers to the urge to help another in need.