Kriti - working with the urban poor  
  
 
 
Our Vision:
To empower women by helping them find livelihoods, better educate their children and improve their sense of well being.
 
Founders:
 
Aparna Vishwanatham
Aparna has around 9 years of corporate sector experience where she has worked with organizations such as ICRA (an associate of Moody’s in India) and Philips. She started her development sector work with Unitus and then further worked with EDA Rural Systems, before moving to her home town Hyderabad to co-establish Kriti.

Aparna holds an MBA from IIM Calcutta and an engineering degree from Osmania University.

After a full-time, intensive engagement with Kriti for 4 years, Aparna is currently on an extended sabbatical.
 
Himani Gupta
Himani started her career as a Management Trainee with Hindustan Unilever and then went on to work as a management consultant with Capgemini and Pricewaterhouse Coopers in London. She also worked with Unitus for 3 years helping microfinance institutions improve their operating practices.

Himani holds an MBA from Said Business School, Oxford and an engineering degree from BITS, Pilani.
 
Sreelata Nanduri
Sreelata is an experience IT professional with over 15 years experience in software development for large companies in the United States. She has been an active volunteer with Kriti since the first health camp was conducted in May 2009 and has joined the board as a Trustee in May 2013. She is passionate about working with children.

Sreelata holds a Post graduate degree from Texas A & M University and an engineering degree from CBIT, Hyderabad.
 
We have no “management staff” – only volunteers and employees who are residents of the slum we serve. Kriti was registered as a Public Charitable Trust in 2009. We have section 12A exemption from the Income Tax Department and are working on getting the 80G certification so that donors can claim tax exemption on their donations.