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Our ethos is at the heart of everything we do


taking the lead on creating positive change using human-centred, evidence-based approaches


in our decision-making with a focus on diligence and accountability to all our stakeholders

We are


to our purpose, our communities and our partnerships for the long-term


working with others to share expertise and deliver value beyond our own capabilities.

continuously improving

and adapting our work to align with best practices and emerging ideas

And our history guides us

Ishk was set up as the next step in a 100-year history of philanthropy at Tolaram. 

In naming IshK Tolaram, our founder Mohan Vaswani combined the names of his parents, Ishwari and Khanchand and that of his grandfather, Seth Tolaram. 'Ishq' means love in the Sindhi language. 

As a part of the Tolaram ecosystem, we are guided by the values, heritage and vision of an enterprise with roots in Asia, Africa and Europe. 

We share a commitment to creating positive impact within our communities through philanthropy, responsible investing, and sustainable business practices. 

To learn more about Tolaram, click here.

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