Khursheed N. Khurody | Chairman of Shivia Livelihoods Foundation

Khursheed is Advisor & Consultant to several Global Not-for-Profit Organisations on fundraising; organisational development; governance; strategy; risk and change management; partnerships; culture and performance.

She is also Director of Khurody Technical Services Private Ltd providing Management Services for Senior Management and Human Resource.

Khursheed was born in India, raised and educated in the UK the USA, completing her formal education at Harvard University. Together with her academic education, both in the humanities and in the sciences, she has a strong background in the western performing arts. She studied ballet in the UK and in the USA and plays the piano, cello and violin at music festivals the world over.

Khursheed now develops modules for leadership training for senior management across all organizations. She says, “The parallels between music and management are astounding.”


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(PDS Farmer)

"I had no way of earning before Shivia introduced me to poultry…


(PDS Farmer)

"I now have a regular income from selling eggs and some chickens.…


(PDS Farmer)

"Before this programme we were struggling to cope and owed a lot…


(AMS Farmer)

"Since joining the AMS programme I have noticed very many positive changes.…

  • I have witnessed first-hand how Shivia has not just changed but transformed people's lives with its livelihood programmes.
    Yasmine Hilton
    Chairman Shivia
  • Alquity supports Shivia because they transform lives by giving people the opportunity to do things themselves and they do it with dignity.
    Suresh Mistry
    Director, Alquity
  • We were thrilled to see the impact of the work being done and to meet the team on the ground. It was truly humbling to see the difference being made to so many people by this group of highly motivated and capable people.
    Stewart Brown
    Director Artemis Investment Management LLP
  • We are excited to support such a strategically-minded and professionally run charity that is making a real and sustainable difference. The focus and design of the livelihood programmes are simple and highly effective – and the results speak for themselves.
    Lars-eric Roden
    Director, The T&J Meyer Foundation
  • Farming is my only source of income... I registered with Shivia to learn how to reduce my farming expenses and produce better quality outputs. I am definitely seeing good results compared to previous years and have learned how to make bio-pesticides.
    AMS farmer
    Familia location West Bengal