The Lady Savant Foundation is a Non-Profit Organization registered in Franklin Lakes, NJ. Our Mission is 'Empowering the Next Generation: Mind, Body and Soul'.
Our Foundation is one of the pillars of the Lady Savant Society, a for-profit business that is a platform and sisterhood for women entrepreneurs to grow and promote their businesses. The idea for the Foundation grew organically from the business side as most of us are moms who wanted to give more! Our focus is primarily on helping children and their families empower themselves by focusing on as many vital ways as possible, including education, health, and spiritual development. We aim to help those in the US and around the globe. For many children and women in developing countries, as well as right here in the US, things many of us take for granted are not readily accessible. We aim to provide them with the tools to make dreams a reality. In many cases, these tools can be something as basic as food and education. We recognize it is not an easy road for many, and are looking at ways to fight poverty and provide education to children on a global basis. Many times it can come from working in sync with local and grassroots organization on the ground in those countries.
Reducing poverty starts with children. Statistics from the UN show that more than 30% of children in developing countries - about 600 million - live on less than US $1 a day. Every 3.6 seconds one person dies of starvation. Usually it is a child under the age of 5. Poverty hits children the hardest. While a severe lack of goods and services hurts every human, it is most threatening to children's rights: survival, health and nutrition, education, participation, and protection from harm and exploitation. It creates an environment that is damaging to children's development in every way - mental, physical, emotional and spiritual.