We Are Harvest India
A grassroots Indian nonprofit organization embracing the forgotten poor as family.
Ending poverty through radical dignity.
In 1965, a nurse named Lalitha Kumari discovered that millions of people lived in remote villages with no access to medical care. So she quit her stable nursing job in a hospital so she could walk from village to village to serve people in need and provide them with medical care.
But she realized that this wasn’t enough. Lalitha started bringing books with her on these treks so she could also teach people to read.
Lalitha’s compassionate response has since grown into a global movement driven from the grassroots to champion India’s forgotten poor. We meet everyday practical needs, offer education that creates future opportunities, and creates havens of stability for those without a home.
Together, we provide not only practical, urgent care—but also the embrace of family. Because charity doesn’t break cycles; belonging does.
We believe in radical dignity
Harvest India goes above and beyond charity to show compassion that creates belonging.
At our core, we’re driven by a conviction that all people deserve to be embraced as family.
Because more than charity, family catalyzes change.
We give our everything to welcome the poor and outcast into a sense of community. We listen to their stories, hear about their needs, and offer support that helps them rise out of poverty.
What our partners are saying
Who we are
poverty and restore hope to the most vulnerable.
staff in India
community partners in India
team members in the US & UK
partnering organizations & businesses
individual partners like you
From abandoned to advocate
As a young boy who’d lost both parents, Kishore was bound to live—and die—on the streets. Today he’s a key Harvest India staff member and champion of compassion for other young, vulnerable children.
Join us in ending poverty and restoring dignity. Change a life today with your gift to the Harvest India Vision Fund.