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We have supported over 3100+ critically ill under-privileged children, from families with a monthly income of less than Rs 15,000 ($198) per month

We save little hearts

Our programme identifies children who are in urgent need of medical care under our focus area - Congenital Heart Defects. As a foundation dealing with heart disorders, we work directly and closely with the families, or guardians and the doctors to ensure not only timely but the best available treatment. To view the stories of all the brave little kids we have treated till date, please click below.

We seek to build a network of doctors, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies, committed to saving the lives of critically ill, under-privileged children and helping improve CHD treatment in India. We work closely with our medical network to provide adequate support to GF beneficiaries. Our medical network is graced by some of the best hospitals, doctors and support staff in India.

Our children's healthcare foundation programme focuses on various fund-raising initiatives. It is a uniquely designed programme aimed at building a community that whole-heartedly believes in our cause. We are committed in spreading awareness through various platforms such as - our social and educational events, CSR programmes, donations and crowd-sourcing to save little hearts.

Genesis Foundation- Children Heart Foundation

We continue to build a repository of valuable information on Congenital Heart Defects. It is accumulating and sharing information on CHD treatment in India, that provides us with insight, to help us stay current and aware. We pride ourselves as the most advanced database for CHD treatment in India. Being a life-threatening ailment, we document every congenital heart defect treatment.


Our Story

Our Founders

Prema and Jyoti Sagar lost their second-born child Sameer, to a Congenital Heart Defect on December 20, 1983, within 16 hours of his birth. It took them a long time to recover, and they spent a lot of time wondering why? But with no answers, they faced a vacuum of sadness. In time, they began working at Missionaries of Charity, which gave a whole new meaning to life. It became the seed through which their journey started as they felt they could reach out and assist in the best way possible - enriching the lives of others and their own. They met two children - Sheela and Ravi at Missionaries of Charity, who further changed their lives and inspired them to take greater responsibility for the medical challenges that both these children were facing. Now, there is no end to this journey to give life a chance.

Sheela's Story

Sheela (name changed) the daughter of a poor farmer was only 12, when she contracted a disease that left her facial features severely deteriorated. Missionaries of Charity blessed her life as they took her under their wing and cared and looked after her for over a decade. The founders stepped in and contacted a non-profit organization in the US who dealt with corrective plastic surgery, that would be her saving grace as it would allow her to eat and breathe properly. Today, 17 surgeries later she is happy and well with her new family - Sheela got married and has two healthy boys. They live together, in Ontario, Oregon in the US. It is success stories such as this which have always stayed close to Prema & Jyoti's hearts.

Ravi's Story

Ravi's (name changed) birth father, a tea stall owner in a drunken stupor threw him into a dry well. Only seven, he broke and dislocated every major bone in his body. He was taken to an orphanage and then with the help of a friend - Eugene Mihaly, GF reached out to Ravi and contacted Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children in the US - where he underwent multiple surgeries and physiotherapy. He found a happy ending with an American family who adopted him and welcomed him with open arms. He went to school, and even learnt how to swim. Unfortunately, we lost Ravi on October 24, 2012 but his legacy lives on in the heart of our Foundation. These two experiences paved the way for a more structured organisation in the form of Genesis Foundation.

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