A word from….Salesforce

Cari Cardew, Principal Solution Engineer, Salesforce

Our CEO and founder Marc Benioff said “the business of business is improving the state of the world”.  Salesforce leverages its technology, people and resources to help improve communities around the world and as an employee I can choose which charity to assist. Shivia, with its mission to empower the poorest to create livelihoods, closely matches our shared vision. It is not enough for software companies to supply their software as smaller charities do not have the IT resource to configure it for themselves.  As a solution engineer I can provide pro bono configuration as part of my volunteer time and Shiva’s work helping women to grow their own backyard farming enterprise really appealed to me. I was also impressed with their professional approach to impact measurement to determine how best to spend their money and time in India. Shivia is a charity making a real difference in improving the quality of life for these people by teaching and educating them to become self-sufficient and I was delighted to have the opportunity to use my skills and time to help them become even more cost effective and reach even more people with their practical programmes.


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  • It has been a pleasure to help shine a light on the inspirational work that Shivia does. The team’s passion and determination to make a lasting difference to families living in poverty – and doing so respectfully – is clear in every interaction. By contributing support for their marketing communications and brand identity evolution, we hope that they will be able to empower even more people in the future.
    Rebecca Lovelock
    Founder at Bretom
  • Shivia’s work is very impressive - how it is carried out and who the people are working in the locations.  It is a very healthy and together team which is being very effective.
    Jane Meyer
    Trustee of T&J Meyer Family Foundation
  • "The work Shivia does is simple and yet so life-changing, we’re thrilled to have been part of the charity’s growth story and hope to partner with them for many years to come.”
    Marisa Charosky
    Coordinator - Artemis Charitable Foundation
  • Agri-management Services has the capacity to deliver lasting change for our farmers. I have always felt that the farmers feed our nation while they can hardly afford to feed themselves. What an irony. So if my team and I are able to help farmers earn a sustainable income through agriculture, there’s nothing better than this.

    Joe Rao
    Lead Consultant for Shivia
  • 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