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Mitti Social Initiative Foundation has started this online gifting platform 'Mitti Good Gifts', connecting NGOs, Social Enterprises, working with persons with disability and other marginalized communities, to businesses and consumers in the country and eventually across the globe.

The H T Parekh Foundation has been instrumental in development of the Mitti Good Gifts platform through their grant to Mitti Social Initiatives Foundation. The shared vision of H T Parekh Foundation and Mitti Cafe is to create a more inclusive society through  ecosystem level interventions and development of public goods that empower PwDs to realise their full potential.

We want to support organizations in empowering the most vulnerable people working under their protective wings, to realise our vision of economic independence and dignity for all.

Mitti Social Initiative Foundation

MITTI is a chain of inclusive award-winning cafes, completely managed and operated by persons with physical and intellectual disabilities. We have 16 cafes within corporations, hospitals and in public spaces with which we have served over 6 million meals & beverages in the last 3 years. We have cafes within Wipro, Infosys, Wells Fargo, Australia New Zealand Bank, Manyata Tech Park, Prestige Tech Park, NSHM College (Kolkata), Cytecare Hospital amongst others.

The organization has featured in the Forbes List of 30 under 30 (2020). Furthermore, the founder is the recipient of Mindtree Helen Keller Award (2019), Commonwealth Youth Icon Award (2021), Zero Project Award (2020), Karnataka Women’s Achievers Award (2020), TIECON Entrepreneur of the Year (2019), Times of India -  She Unlimited Award (2019), amongst other notable accolades.

 

H T Parekh Foundation

The H T Parekh Foundation is the philanthropic arm of HDFC Limited. The Foundation was established in 2012 to commemorate its Founder, Shri H.T. Parekh’s significant contribution toward the development sector in India.

The H T Parekh Foundation is a progressive, impact-driven, philanthropic foundation guided by the principles of inclusion, commitment, excellence, integrity and respect. In line with the belief of inclusiveness, HDFC was one of the first corporates to support and improve the quality of life for Persons with Disabilities.

The Foundation works across rural and urban India with a focus in Healthcare, Education, Livelihoods, Sustainable Habitats and Persons with Disabilities (PwDs). Its philanthropic activities are aimed at enhancing the quality of life of people from marginalised and vulnerable communities and creating a stronger and inclusive India.

Through a ‘life-cycle approach’, the Foundation aims to address key gaps at critical junctures of a PwDs life across Healthcare, Education and Livelihoods. It supports interventions that build enabling ecosystems and greater awareness around the following areas:

  • Enabling Services - Healthcare and Educations for PwDs
  • Financial Inclusion – Livelihood Opportunities
  • Ecosystem Interventions - Inclusion and reducing barriers for PwDs