Sukarya was born out of the vision of a single person, Meera Satpathy, who galvanized the organization and has continued to be the main force behind the organization's efforts.
While running a successful business of her own, she witnessed the challenges faced by mothers and children living in the slums around the city, who lacked access to primary health care services. With the support of a few like-minded people, she founded Sukarya in 1998, with a mission to empower the underprivileged living in the slums and villages of Delhi, Haryana and Rajasthan and to provide them with quality primary health care services.
As a visionary, Ms. Meera Satpathy had already foreseen the key fundamental issues of Human Development much before the declaration of UN Millennium Development Goals in 2000. Sukarya was born with an objective of reducing IMR (infant mortality rate), improving MCH (Maternal health), promoting gender equality and women as per the Millennium goals set by the UN.
Sukarya today is not merely a developmental organization focusing on health but also an organization that values empowerment through raising awareness and enabling people to demand better services for their well-being.