The Hashwani family has a long standing heritage of philanthropy dating back to the last six generations. HF follows in the legacy of its pioneer ancestor, known as Mukhi Hashoo (1820-1915), who was active in community service. Institutionalising this tradition, the family established the Hashoo Foundation in 1988 under the chairmanship of Mr. Sadruddin Hashwani. Subsequently two further charities were set up. In 1994, Mrs. Noori Hashwani founded Umeed-e-Noor to provide comprehensive education, therapy and boarding services to children with special needs. In 1999, the family established Hope for the Oppressed and Powerless (HOAP) to provide social welfare, vocational and soft skills development and education. HOAP initially supported rehabilitation for Afghan refugees, and later expanded to work with the wider communities in Pakistan. In 2007 these three organisations merged as a unified Hashoo Foundation. This fused foundation with a single vision, unified structure, and with shared expertise and resources will allow generations of the family to increase the scope and impact of their philanthropic work. The family believes that they are well positioned globally to link development needs with market solutions, and build on their connections and networks for communities to benefit more Caring for the marginalised fellow human beings has long been part of Hashwani family / Business Group’s ethics and value system. Almost seven generations ago, the founding father Mukhi Hashoo espoused the concept of social responsibility, long before the modern notions of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). While carrying forward this philosophy, the current family & Group Head, Mr. Sadruddin Hashwani, formalised and institutionalised this belief by establishing the Hashoo Foundation in 1988. In his view, it was wise to combine social investment with the modern knowledge and expertise to produce measurable results and impacts. Thus he created a modern, accountable and impact oriented institution, which is managed by a professional team, and governed by independent trustees.
“We envisage an ethical, equitable, inclusive and progressive society in which people live with dignity and have power over their own lives.”
“To enable and empower communities to be independent by facilitating equitable access to opportunities.”
Board of Trustees – Hashoo Foundation Pakistan
Board of Directors – Hashoo Foundation USA Chapter
Board of Directors – Hashoo Foundation UK Chapter