A Second Year, A Second Workshop

Chocolate cake, a night out with friends, and a wish list of must-have presents—sound like the perfect birthday celebration? For many it is— but this year, Sundara had a different vision for our birthday. With the help of our partner, Soapbox Soaps, we commemorated our first birthday on May 7th […]


Shikha reports back from Mumbai!

Namaste from India! What an inspiring journey to finally be able to visit the Sundara workshops in Mumbai (…and not having to wear a winter coat was pretty nice, too). I was definitely intrigued by Sundara’s mission working from our New York office. But, when I actually went to learn […]


Updates from Myanmar

Hello from Myanmar! Previously called Burma, this fascinating country of 53 million, doesn’t make the news often, but we are here to change that. Why Sundara is there: Bordered by China, India, Laos, Bangladesh and Thailand, and home to over 135 different ethnic groups, this country still suffers scars from a military […]


Holiday Gifts that Do Good

  Looking for some last minute holiday gifts that give back? We read your mind, right? Well look no further – we’ve got 2 perfect picks for anyone on your list. Check out this ‘LIGHT’ candle from Real Beauty for A Cause. Each candle funds a child in India or […]


It’s the best day of the year!

Do you know what day today is? It’s Giving Tuesday! We are feeling so grateful today because every donation you make will be matched 100% by our friends at the Good People Fund. So there’s really never been a better day to donate. But don’t wait! This matching grant only […]


“My Month of Firsts” A note from our intern Michelle

During the past six weeks at Sundara I have had so many first time experiences, but I wanted to share my top 3 with you all this week. Last week I sat in on my first official board meeting at the Mirador Hotel. Sundara is becoming a registered Charitable Trust within India […]


We’re rockin on PBS this morning!

Sundara was featured by PBS Newshour today. For the full feature, click here or read below. Here’s what some hotels do with those barely used bars of soap BY LARISA EPATKO Several years ago, Erin Zaikis was working in rural Thailand. She was surprised to see how many children in the […]


Come travel with our Founder!

Our founder Erin was featured by Hitha on the Go on her ‘En Route With’ series today! Read on to find out why you should only carry-on for your next trip, the must use face masks (hint: it involves donkey) and how to sleep on an airplane without getting a kink […]


A Word from our Intern, Michelle

We are thrilled to welcome our newest intern Michelle to our workshop in Mumbai. In a partnership with Leave UR Mark, Michelle is joining us for the next few months. Here she writes about her first days in India: I arrived in India 2 weeks ago, greeted by an intense heat wave, cars […]

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