Reflections from our first year in Ashte, India

Exactly one year ago, with the generous support of our partner, Soapbox Soaps, the fundraising efforts of our Board Members, and each and every one of you, we opened our second workshop in India. Nita, Yogita and Parvati were hired to work full-time as our Hygiene Ambassadors on the Production […]


Story behind the launch of our third workshop in India

On February 16, we proudly launched our third soap-recycling workshop in India, located in the Kalas locality of Pune. The day before, we went to Kalas to visit and prepare for the inauguration ceremony. We were greeted by children running to meet us, mothers waving at us while they collect […]


Come to Myanmar with us!

We wish we could bring you to Myanmar with us…but instead of a 24 hour flight we’ve got you the next best thing, a video compiled by our recent intern, Erin Faherty of 10 Miles Behind Me. Check it out below:


Providing Safe Water to Bukompe Refugee Camp

(Adapted from Surge for Water’s recent blog post here) If you search for Bukompe Refugee Camp on Google, the results you get will be limited. There are no official news reports about what is happening there, nor are there any government reports about the people that live there. Instead, all […]


Join us in NYC for ‘An Evening with Sundara’

Join us for an evening of Indian cuisine, special cocktails and an exclusive look at photography from our initiatives in Mumbai and Shilonda, India. We’ll have an interactive auction with items from SLT, SoulCycle, Elizabeth & James, Athleta, Gelso & Grand plus many more, 20% off future visits to Brick […]


First Impressions of Myanmar: A Note from our Intern Erin F

I’ve been in the city of Yangon, Myanmar for a week at this point and it’s been quite an amazing experience already – and not just because there are dogs everywhere you look. Yangon is more modern a city than I expected – there are SIM card dealers on many […]


Stories of Impact: Meet Margaret

Margaret Nalubega is missing a finger. When you first see her, it’s not one of the first things you notice. The 57 year old has a crinkled smile with deep eyes and is fond of wearing bright colors, but she has a habit of hiding her right hand sheepishly when […]


Announcing a new partnership with Lavender Court!

We are so excited to announce a new partnership with Lavender Court soap company. This Alabama based, boutique soap company is not only cruelty free but also focused on empowering Sundara’s hygiene ambassadors in Uganda to provide for themselves. Lavender Court is focused on helping us bring liquid soap to […]


A House, A Workshop & One Girl’s Dream Come True

Yogita Lapya Jadhav, like every other girl in Ashte village, was pressured to leave school after completing 8th grade. “It’s time for you to find a suitor and move in with his family” her mother chided. “Stop wasting your time before you’re too old.” Yogita belongs to the Kokanas – […]


‘What I’ve learned from 10 Days in Mumbai’

We are so excited welcome our summer development consultant, Rob McGillis, who is working with us in Mumbai for the next few months. Read on for Rob’s first impressions of the city and Sundara’s work: Ten days in Mumbai are all it takes to dispel any preconceived notion about what […]

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