In 1996, anguished by the sight of utter destitution amongst the homeless in India, Dutchman Ton Snellaert opened “Delhi House” in December of 1997 with room for 12 patients – the sick and dying people from the streets of Delhi. 3 years later a larger piece of land was purchased and renamed “Sewa Ashram”.
With a strong legacy of 13 years, the Sewa Ashram now rechristened as Sewa Communities, reaches out to the poorest in Delhi. In a world where virtue and compassion seem to be diminishing, Sewa Ashram has come in as a modern day good Samaritan demonstrating love ‘for thy neighbour’ by sharing food with the hungry and bringing home the abandoned, providing them with quality healthcare, education, microenterprise and microfinance.
Sewa Ashram’s aim is to see lives and communities transformed and people equipped with the tools necessary to break free from the poverty cycle.