Since opening our first Shobha salon in 2001, we have been committed to furthering the lives of South Asian women & children.
As a company, we have sponsored the college education of ten women (through sarada kalayan bhandar) & have contributed to school-on-wheels (which converts old buses into mobile classrooms in mumbai & pune for street children), offering them an alternative to begging & teaching them that education is their way out of poverty.
Shobha’s home for girls & women is dedicated to Shobha Tummala’s grandparents. With a $100,000 (USD) contribution, the home supports 110 girls & young women that range from pre-school to college age.
The home is run by two retired professors who value education & are making sure that the orphans are cared for & are able to attend school. It is our hope that these early philanthropic steps will lay the groundwork for a full-fledged non-profit organization in the years to come.