About us

Janayitri Intro Video

Who we are...

Janayitri Foundation is a non-profit organization incorporated to perform charitable activities to benefit public by offering relief for poor, distressed or underserved, and those with educational affiliations and enhance society by offering social services.

Janayitri is derived from Sanskrit language, which as a word means (Mother), another name for the divine power of care and love. If derived further, Jana means “People” and Yatri means “Friendly”, meaning Janayitri is people friendly, an apt name for organization that help those people in need. Janayitri is an independent volunteer-run organization with NO affiliations to any Government, Political or Religious entities.

Behind Janayitri...

I am Pushyami Duvvuri, Founder of Janayitri Foundation. I am a self-accomplished woman at work, handling my businesses and at home with a happy family. I still remember growing up with just my father and two sisters, how much I missed losing my mother in my early childhood days. Really challenging for me at that age is to fully grasp the loss of my mother and to move on with our lives. It was not easy for us, and having gone through that pain and consequences thereafter, I always thought about making a small difference to better those children of any age journey going through grief following the loss of a parent. I have also seen situations, even though not in my case, the financial hardship in addition to losing a parent is devastating in their lives. This gave me a whole different perspective of my life and evolved me into a person, with the support of my husband Mr. Rajashekar Choutkuri, who I am now wanting to dedicate part of my life to serve not only those children with a loss of their parent, but also those in need of basic essential needs.

As Mahatma Gandhi once quoted, “You may never know what results come of your action, But if you do nothing there will be no result.”

With utmost joy and happiness, I formed my long dreamt charitable organization called “JANAYITRI FOUNDATION”. Janayitri will connect people and entities who care for those with basic survival needs across religion and geographical boundaries.

What we do...

At Janayitri, we take numerous initiatives to help people in United States, as well as in India, when in need. We strive to make notable contributions to help people with some of the volunteer supported activities, but not limited to, like:

  • The advancement of education for economically needy.
  • The relief of those in need either due to poverty, ill-health, disability or any other disadvantage.
  • The awareness on social injustices like gender discrimination and human trafficking. 

Few of the community/charitable services performed though Janayitri Foundation include:

  • Committed to eradicate human and sex trafficking by working closely with Prajwala Foundation in India.
  • Adopted a school of 44 students, who are homeless and living under the bridges at the traffic signals.
  • Organized fund raising events to support noble causes such as a 5K Run and raised funds to support families living with ALS and donated to Brigance Brigade Foundation.
  • Conducted Mega Medical Camps to provide health screening and examinations across multiple orphanages.
  • Organized social awareness seminars with experts in the areas of domestic violence, handling teen stress by identifying the stress indicators.
  • Food drives for poor and needy.
  • Celebrated birthdays of senior citizens living in old age homes, orphans and special needs children. 
  • Donated to Orphanage Children to provide education, school supplies, food and transportation needs.
  • Organized Winter Smiles programs to provide blankets for homeless to protect them from severe cold weather conditions. 
  • Provided disaster relief support by helping families fix their damaged homes and provide basic essential needs to survive the disaster. 

Janayitri will operate on donations and services from its individual volunteers and corporates. We, at Janayitri thank every supporter of us and utilize every donated penny to serve the organization's purpose.

Janayitri Team (USA)

  • Pushyami Duvvuri
    Pushyami Duvvuri
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer
  • Pushyami Duvvuri
    Ramesh Ponnada
    Vice Chair and Chief Operating Officer

Janayitri Team (India Operations)

  • Kiran_Kumar_Amuloju_India_Operations_Advisor
    Kiran Kumar Amuloju
    India Operations Advisor

  • Karthik Gudipati
    Hyderabad Chap​ter Lead

  • Sanath Kumar
    Vizag Chapter Lead

  • Eswar Reddy

  • Karunakar Reddy

  • Poorna Chandar

  • Santosh Singh

  • Sharan Kanna