Other Projects

An atheist can be charitable but not religious. But the religious man must be charitable.

Swami Vivekananda

Sri Sathya Sai General Hospital, Pothapalli

The Pothapalli Hospital is situated in a remote and rural part of South India. Access to medical care here is limited, especially for those unable to afford it. HVB has been involved in this hospital since its inception and continues to ensure that access to treatment is free for one and all, donating £30,000 yearly to ensure this is possible. HVB has also donated the hospital an ambulance, serving as a mobile hospital, to ensure access to medical care is made easy to all those in need. Since its launch, HVB supported over 10,000 patient consultations and over the 2022-23 period, HVB has assisted with 14 medical camps, treated 932 patients, supported 127 eye surgeries and distributed 115 pairs of glasses in Pothapalli alone!

HVB has strongly advocated that one and all should have access to clean drinking water. Over the years, HVB has been involved in numerous water projects in rural locations in both Africa and India knowing that many rural communities do not have access to clean drinking water, associated with preventable illnesses such as diarrhoea, dysentery and cholera. HVB sponsored many such water projects in partnership with local rural experts, providing relief to many in such affected locations.

Supporting learning facilities

In the remote are of Umerkhot, Pakistan, HVB teamed up with a fellow UK registered charity 'Cities for Children,' in setting up temporary learning centres for children affected by the life-changing flooding that devastated the locality. HVB support enabled the provision of winter essentials including clothes, basic amenities as well as tents, providing cover to 90 children.

Supporting disaster relief

In unprecedented circumstances, HVB assisted with the procurement and delivery of diesel power generators for two hospitals, and other necessities for the war torn country of Ukraine. Under extremely challenging circumstances £5,000 worth of items have helped sustain medical care for hospitalised patients in the region.