In July of 2005, PUSHPA was incorporated as a 501(c)3 charitable organization by Franklin Gummadi and his wife, Shirley, to address a recognized need in the Guntur region of India where Franklin was born.
At the time, numerous villages near the city of Guntur had been settled by formerly nomadic people facing the increased challenges of communal living. Franklin and Shirley decided to become involved to help these people help themselves.
Follow this link for more on the PUSHPA mission.
The PUSHPA mission has evolved during our many years of operation. Always seeking to serve the people of the villages better, PUSHPA's focus has gradually shifted toward scholastic and vocational education to better prepare the youth of each village for the challenge of helping themselves.
Follow PUSHPA's historic journey by selecting the "Projects" link.
Or you may select the video below to view our hopes for the future.
What can I do?
There are many ways to support the PUSHPA effort in India. Follow the link below to view the work of past volunteers and discover ways that you can help.
Your donation to PUSHPA goes a long way in India, not only because it will be sent half-way around the world, but also because a dollar in India does so much work.
Your contribution is further magnified as PUSHPA partners with other NGOs, volunteers, and even the Indian government to increase the effectiveness of your generosity.
Thank you for considering our mission for your support.
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