February 28, 2004




There is no connection of Sewa International, Sewa Bharti with SEWA (Self Employed Women's Association)


Dear Friends,


Recently there have been a number of news items on "Sewa International" and its scrutiny by the Charity Commissioner in the UK.


In light of the above, we would like to clarify that Sele Employed Women's Association known as (SEWA) is a women's organization based in Gujarat with a membership of over 5 lakh poor women of all castes and religions. Its main activity is working towards full employment and self reliance, through trade union and co-operatives, on the principles of Gandhian thinking. This is to clarify that SEWA in India has no connection with the Sewa International and Sewa Bharti.


Thanking you,


Yours sincerely,



Namrata Bali

General Secretary