Saharo is a Sindhi language word meaning “Helping Hand.” Sindhi is a language of millions living across the globe, with major presence in India and Pakistan. Saharo Foundation doesn’t support any ethnic group. The purpose is to help people stand on their feet. But our projects are currently focusing on neglected areas of developing countries. Saharo Foundation is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical, not for profit foundation based in the World with its headquarters in United States. This Foundation is not based on religion, race, color or origin. Saharo Foundation is registered Non Profit Corporation in the State of Maryland, United States of America. All donations are Tax Exempt under the section 501©(3) of Internal Revenue Service.
Saharo is run by volunteers who are professionals, entrepreneurs, retirees, and noble citizens of the World. We do not belong to any country’s government or military. We are simply volunteers who think “we can make a difference” in lives of poor people who are earning less than dollar a day. On part time bases from our own homes, we can dedicate few hours to combine resources, and help those who really need help. Board of Directors will not draw any salary, no offices in expensive areas, no five start hotel seminars, and business class trips.
In March 2005, It was realized that a social platform is needed to serve the underprivileged people throughout the World. A blog was formed with a name of teamsindh blogspot and the social work started from this platform. On 18th July 2005, a 15 years old girl Arifa Shaikh attempted suicide in Larkana Pakistan; the reason for suicide was hunger. She was hungry for 2 days (Local newspaper daily kawish 19 july 2005), Hanif Sangi immediately took action and sent appeal for donation on internet, this was the start of our organization, we received donations and helped this poor family, luckily girl survived, and this gave us encouragement to continue this noble work.. On October 26, 2007, Hanif Sangi named it SAHARO FOUNDATION so that work can be done more effectively; same day registered the domain and launched the website. This mission is expanding every single day and there is no doubt in our success.
Saharo believes in participation, our strength are volunteers. Saharo Board has five Directors who meet monthly to make decisions. This monthly meeting is not limited to Directors, but meeting invitation goes throughout the community. All projects are reviewed, funds are allocated, and strategy is discussed regularly.