Shanti Life is honoured to win the Most Enterprising Charity by Asian Voice and Charity Clarity.
On May 20th, 2016 the who’s who of the Indian Community in the UK and many charities came together in London to celebrate what’s working right in the NGO sector. The judges applied the Charity Clarity rating process to determine which charities are most accessible, transparent and accountable. Shamir Shah Director of Shanti Life received the award and gave a heart felt speech.
Shanti Life met those criteria but furthermore was able to raise awareness about our unique model which truly creates sustainable living. What does that mean? It means giving money directly to a beneficiary through a bank account, teaching them how to use checks and providing financial literacy training. It means providing mentoring and working on a case by case basis.Each beneficiary is a person not a client – a term often used in the microfinance world.
We will continue to serve our communities and maintain a level of true transparency and accountability.