The Unforgotten Fund – a zero overhead charity

Save hungry children from eating trash & living in garbage dumps. Provide them clean water, food & schooling. Our zero overhead charity offers them a future!

About Us

The Unforgotten Fund (UNFF) was founded in 2007 to work towards the UN Millennium Development Goals. We are working on the goals to:

  • Eradicate extreme poverty by helping those whose income is less than $1 per day
  • Alleviate hunger
  • Increase access to safe drinking water
  • Achieve universal primary education
  • Promote gender equality and empower women

We focus on projects that aid the most vulnerable - mothers and girls living in extreme poverty.

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International Programs

Currently, we have active programs at the dumpsites in three countries:

  • India (Pune): Asian Region
  • Zambia (Lusaka): Subsaharan African Region
  • Sierra Leone (Freetown): West African Region


UNFF undertakes various projects to provide aid for trash-dump children and their mothers in the form of food, education and micro-loans. We also execute capital projects to support our overarching mission, which is to work towards the UN Millennium Development Goals. These include implementing rainwater harvesting systems, drilling boreholes to provide safe drinking water and building school houses for providing primary education.


UN Millennium Development Goals

The UN Millennium Development Goals are the world’s time-bound and quantified targets for addressing extreme poverty in its many dimensions – income poverty, hunger, disease, lack of adequate shelter and exclusion – while promoting gender equality, education and environmental sustainability.


Hunger Relief

The children and their mothers who look through trash for food to eat are highly malnourished. We provide meals and meal supplements to the children whom we support.



We enroll children in primary school, and free them of the burden of needing to earn money by selling items found in the trash. We provide extra tutoring in bridge programs.


Income Generation

We provide microloans to the mothers of trash-dump children to start businesses, so that the families do not become dependent on our aid. The mothers have successfully used these microloans for opening small stores and for making and selling jewelry and dresses.


Drinking Water

We help villagers in the poorest regions of the world gain access to safe drinking water. We drill boreholes, and install pumps to draw clean water from the ground, and construct tanks to store water. We also install rainwater harvesting systems in regions where they are necessary.


Women’s Empowerment

UNFF strives to empower a self-reliant attitude among women by training them in useful skills like tailoring and jewelry making to help them earn a better living. We implement long-term projects (like the Agriculture Project in Zambia) which would enable the community to become self sufficient. The women benefit from taking on new responsibilities and taking care of their own families.

Our Partners

Our special thanks to all our partners worldwide. Our work would not be possible without them.

Our Partners

UN Charities

The Unforgotten sends 2% of its annual budget to UN Charities to support the UN’s development and humanitarian work.
Please consider making a donation directly to a UN Charity using the links below:

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Save hungry children from eating trash and living in garbage dumps. Provide them clean water, food and schooling. Give them a future! 100% of your donation goes directly towards program services.

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