Princess Diya Kumari Foundation
The Princess Diya Kumari Foundation (PDKF) is a philanthropic social outreach initiative of Princess Diya Kumari of Jaipur.
A businessperson and philanthropist, Princess Diya has been active in the fields of tourism, hospitality and education. After having had great success in these fields, she embarked on this new charitable initiative, aimed at inclusive development and the upliftment of the underprivileged in Rajasthan, with a strong focus on women and girls.
PDKF is making efforts to empower people by ensuring sustainable livelihoods, facilitating improved standards of living and creating a healthy socio-economic environment. The foundation is committed to making a positive impact at the grassroots level through engagement with, and the empowerment of, deprived communities in the state.
Since its inception in 2013, PDKF has continued to expand its activities, with most projects focused on Jaipur and Sawai Madhopur. The organisation has sown the seeds of sustainable entrepreneurship with hundreds of women having acquired know-how in various income generation activities, both in the rural and urban sectors.
The organisation aims to achieve its goals through direct action and by mobilising and training local communities. It also functions as a catalyst by partnering with other donors, foundations, non governmental organisations and government institutions, to facilitate their work and explore best practice solutions and innovations for development. This broad range of social and economic issues includes health, education, women’s empowerment, water and sanitation, agriculture, employment, entrepreneurship and much more. With these collaborative ventures, PDKF creates synergies that facilitate the most cost-effective and sustainable impacts and ensure lasting change.