School Water Projects with World Vision

The Ranchhod Foundation’s exciting partnership with World Vision

The Ranchhod Foundation has established a new and exciting partnership with international humanitarian aid agency World Vision. Like the Foundation, World Vision is committed to the betterment of humankind. It is a child focused organisation, dedicated to overcoming poverty and injustice globally.

The Foundation has embarked on a project with World Vision to install water filtration units into schools in Mumbai West with the aim of improving access to clean potable water to school children. The filtration units will prevent sickness and in turn, improve school attendance. More than 3,000 children currently enrolled are set to directly benefit.

The Foundation has agreed to contribute NZ$15,000, which will be used to install water filtration units into three schools; namely, Jai Maharasthtra Ganesh maidan BMC School, P & Saha Vidya Mandir School, and Meghwadi BMC Hindi School.  Further funding is required to install water filteration units into more schools.

A representative from the Ranchhod Foundation visited the project in early 2012 to assess project progress and learn more about the work of World Vision.


Below are some photos of the current state of the three Schools that the water projects are being implemenented.  The water is currently poorly stored, often in toilet areas, and used for drinking.

We look forward to seeing the progress of the water projects, and will post updated photos as they become available.



If you would like to help Ranchhod Foundation and World Vision complete this project by donating, please contact Charmian Oh, Development Partners Manager at

For more information about World Vision visit its website here.




























Hands-on Service at Schools

Mr Mahesh Ranchhod visited a few Schools and Orphanages in his travels to Mysore, India. A lot of these rural schools are without Government assistance, and provide education to very low socio-economic children. Upon seeing this, Mahesh intuitively decided to supply these children with exercise books and pencils. The reaction of these children’s faces were overwhelming.

Haemo Dialysis Machine

A Haemo Dialysis Machine was received by K D N Gohil Hospital to commomorate the Anniversary of Late Dr Ajita Mehta through a generous donation and has been put under use from 6 Febraury 2012. The equipment is of German make M/s Fresinius Medical Care.


The Inauguration was done by Mr Ramanbhai Ranchhod of the Ranchhod Foundation based in New Zealand and Australia. Mr Keyur from Macson Products was also present representing the donor’s family and company.


Several patients with kidney disorders will benefit from Haemo Dialysis, and will be charged at extremely charitable rates of USD 10 per Dialysis. The patients will also be provided with free Dialysers, tubing set, fissula needles, saline etc required during Haemo Dialysis. The above charge of USD 10 also includes charges of Doctors. The rates are highly subsidized to help patients. The entire cost is borne by Hospital and is recovered from community donations to help patients.


Navsari Eye Camps 2011

In January 2011, the Ranchhod Group sponsored two Free Eye Camps in co-operation with the Rotary Eye Institute in Navsari.  This project saw a total of 1355 patients examined, 463 of which received subsequent cataract operations and 363 patients with refractive error were given glasses. The Ranchhod family personally attended these camps and were “overwhelmed at the sight of such a huge crowd of patients and their relatives queuing for an examination from morning to late afternoon in order to receive a basic necessity for living – that of sight”.

All Blacks Charitable Auction

In September 2010, the Ranchhod Foundation won a chairty bid for a 2010 All Blacks rugby jersey framed and signed by the current team which was organised by Turners Auctions. The proceeds of $8,150 went to At Heart New Zealand which support children with heart conditions and their families. The Ranchhod Foundation is proud to support such a worthy cause and wish At Heart New Zealand every success in achieving its goals.