At Ladli Foundation, our mission is to catalyze impactful and innovative social initiatives that provide equitable healthcare, education, and life skills to empower vulnerable women. With an unwavering commitment to driving change by building a safe, gender-neutral, and inclusive society by an action to :-

  • Serve as a catalyst to bring about long-term transformation in the lives of women and young people from underprivileged backgrounds.
  • Execute UN SDGs to eradicate poverty and hunger, establish gender equality, and ensure rights to quality education, decent health and wellbeing, and clean water and sanitation.
  • Eliminate inhumane traditional practices such as patriarchy, gender-based violence, child marriages, and social victimization.

Who we are

Ladli Foundation is a leading grassroots-level non-profit organization known for implementing impactful & innovative social initiatives to provide equitable healthcare, education & life skills to uplift vulnerable women. Presently the organization is directly working to address most pressing social issues for the advancement of sustainable development in India through its innovative Social Internship Program by leveraging the strength of over 1 Lac Youth Interns & Volunteers.

With a resolute commitment to fostering change, we specialize in the effective implementation of routine immunization, prevention of communicable diseases and advancement of digital education & essential life skills in marginalized communities.

During the 65th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, the organization received recognition from the UN Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres, for its advocacy in prioritizing Women's Health and the elimination of Child Marriages in developing countries as part of the efforts to achieve Gender Equality (SDG5).

At the national level in India, the organization collaborates closely with a team of highly skilled grassroots-level social workers, working in tandem with government authorities. Through an effective community outreach and sustainable approach, it is making tangible changes. Moreover, the organization is actively engaged in strategic partnerships, including with USAID, Union & State Governments in India to enhance the coverage of Routine Immunization, Covid-19 vaccination, and Eradication of Tuberculosis in India.

Our Impact

With a remarkable impact on over 2.5 million direct beneficiaries, Ladli Foundation has been recognized for its outstanding contributions. Notably, the foundation's recent achievements include enabling digital education access for more than 157,000 marginalized students, yielding a remarkable impact valued at INR 600 Crore (approximately 75 million USD), all achieved independently without any external financial aid or grants. Furthermore, As an Exclusive NGO Partner with Govt of Delhi, the Organization is Implementing Its Social Innovations for creating sustainable solution for eradicating malnutrition among 8,00,000 marginalized students in the city.

International Reach

Our vision knows no boundaries. Beyond the Indian shores, our international wing - Ladli Foundation USA - a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation, stands shoulder to shoulder with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Our commitment echoes in our initiatives, and our impact resounds across borders.


Driven by concerns of health, education & equality for vulnerable women as an integral and critical dimension of human rights, Ladli Foundation became a reality in 2012 as a grassroots social catalyst. It was founded by Devendra Kumar, whose incredible journey began as a child laborer in a poverty- stricken environment. Where he faced numerous hardships and atrocities during his orphaned and challenging childhood. Born in a crime-prone slum, he endured abandonment by his parents, who left him with his three-day-old infant sister when he was just two years old. Despite these adversities, Devendra's indomitable spirit and resilience led him to find solace and purpose in serving others. Driven by his determination to protect his sister from child marriage and dowry, Devendra founded the Ladli Foundation with the noble mission of uplifting the oppressed and disadvantaged. His personal experiences as a child laborer and his encounters with delinquents and drug addicts further fueled his commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of those facing similar challenges.