Shamana Giving Inc is a foundation created to tackle poverty in a repeatable and scalable way. Allen Arakal, the creator of SGI believed in creating this venture on day one of the launch of his investment firm. SGI will partner with social enterprise organizations such as Acumen and Dasra. Allen has been involved with both organizations for several years. Both have proven track records of on the ground experience in sustainable impact investing that marry both patience and dignity.
Acumen » Changing the Way the World Tackles Poverty
Acumen is a global community changing the way the world tackles poverty. Our vision is a world based on DIGNITY, where every human being has access to the same opportunities.
We build sustainable solutions to poverty from the bottom-up by raising philanthropic capital and investing in COMPANIES, LEADERS & IDEAS in South Asia, East and West Africa and Latin America. To date Acumen has invested $101 million and impacted the lives of 189 million people.
Dasra » India’s Largest Strategic Philanthropic Foundation
Dasra, which means enlightened giving in Sanskrit, is India's leading strategic philanthropy foundation, working with philanthropists and social entrepreneurs to create large scale social change.
Since 1999, Dasra has channeled $50MM toward the social sector, improving the lives of over 10MM Indians living in poverty.
Dasra strengthens the impact of funders and social entrepreneurs through the 3 C effect, facilitating collaboration and funding, providing capacity-building support and creating knowledge.
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