Our Team

The Village Ways Charitable Trust is accountable to its Board of Trustees.
Our Trustees are dynamic and dedicated individuals who are experienced in entrepreneurship, business and leadership. The Trustees include representatives of village communities and Village Ways founder directors, as well as influential individuals with the common interest in rural community development.


Ratnamala Kapur (Managing Trustee), Founder Director of Village Ways, New Delhi
Anita Lal, Creative Director of Good Earth, New Delhi
Rahul Kohli, Pranic Healing Master, New Delhi
Manisha Pande, Founder Director of Village Ways, Mumbai
Pramod Bhasin, Founder and Vice Chairman Genpact and Chairman Skills Academy
Dinesh Pande, Community Operations Manager, Village Ways, Almora
Ishwar Joshi, Community worker, Risal, Almora


Patrons & Members

Keith Virgo, Founder Director of Village Ways, Newmarket, UK
Lucy Edgeley, Founder Director of Village Ways, Cambridge, UK


Professional Advisors


UK Sharma, Potiala House Chambers, New Delhi

Chartered Accountants:

Arun Malhotra and Associates, Chartered Accountants, New Delhi


Trust Office

Maxwell Saka heads the Village Ways Charitable Trust- Good Earth Her Network Health project as Project Manager. He is a recent addition to our office. He is responsible for coordination, facilitation, communication, documentation and reporting of the project.

Tanu Goel who headed the very successful HER Network Health Project as Project Manager continues to be responsible for the overall functioning of the Trust.


Field Liaison Officers

Mahesh Chandra Singh, Supi, was one of the early team members of Village Ways Charitable Trust. He is the Head Coordinator for the effective operation of the Village Ways Trust work in the Saryu and Pindar Valley. He played a major role  in the construction of Supi Community Centre, established for resurgence of traditional handicrafts and weaving along with coordination of various ongoing health projects in the valley.

Santosh Kumar Joshi, coordinator, Village Dalaar, Kumaon. Joined to be trained as a tailor in 2009 , but his leadership abilities have made him a reliable partner to the Trust. Today Santosh is a dependable coordinator ensuring quality and completion of the projects in his area, Binsar Sanctuary.  

Deepa, 34, has worked as "Asha" (health worker) for 8 years. In 2014 she was promoted to the position of Asha Facilitator responsible for 8 Gram Sabhas. She joined the Trust in 2013 as the Master Trainer of Peer Health Educators for Supi Health Project. After the successful completion of the project, she is now the coordinator for the second phase of the health project targeting 9 more villages of the Saryu Valley. She has 4 master trainers working along with her namely Hansi Devi (Tarsal cluster), Hema Devi (Khalpatta cluster), Ganga Devi (Khaljhuni) and Kalawati (Jhuni).



Tara Takuli, 25, Masters in Sociology and Education. She has more than 7 years of experience working in different aspects of social welfare. She has undertaken many Government projects related to women empowerment, agriculture training, small business development and so on. She has been actively supporting the Supi Community Centre activities and assisting Deepa as the Assistant Coordinator, Health projects.

Suman Kumar Sharma, master tailor, from Kapkol Exports Pvt Ltd. New Delhi, supports by training our tailors for stitching pouches, bags and new techniques like quilting, zip attaching etc. Suman is originally from hills, Himachal Pradesh. He understand the sensibilities of the hill folk and has been very successful in tailoring training and established a wonderful rapport with his students.


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Ratnamala Kapur

Manisha Pande

Keith Virgo