South Asian Village Empowerment International (SAVE-INTL) was established primarily to serve as a vehicle for tax-deductible donations from the US to be used to support our primary partner in Tamilnadu, India, Tamilnadu Village Outreach and R.A. (TVO), to fulfill its mission serving the needs of poor rural villagers. SAVE-INTL works very closely with TVO on a near daily basis to assure that funds are properly used and programs and projects are properly managed and executed.

TVO has monthly financial obligations, primarily in the form of salary payments to teachers and administrators but also maintenance, rent and repairs, which average about 65,000Rs monthly.  Additionally there are non-recurring expenses which include the construction of small community buildings, purchase of educational materials such as books, stationary for students, computers, sewing machines, medical supplies, funding for student excursions and much more.

Donations can be directed to the general support of our monthly recurring expenditures or directed at specific programs or even villages. For example, a donation of $500.00 can be directed to purchase schools notebooks and pencils for 500 students who cannot otherwise afford these educational materials. We will acknowledge your specific request and provide you with scans of invoices and bills and photographs documenting their distribution as you prefer.

Please email me at curt.degler at or cdegler at if you would like to learn about current and future projects we anticipate will benefit from financial assistance from donors like yourself.

SAVE-INTL is a Non-Profit Corporation registered in California and formally approved by the Internal Revenue Service of the U.S.A. as a 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Charitable Non-Profit Corporation.  Donations to SAVE-INTL may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax adviser as we cannot provide tax advice. Documentation of our Tax-Exempt status can be found here.

Understanding this, if you would like to support our activities you may:

Write a check in favor of:

South Asian Village Empowerment International, and mail it to:

5423 Evelyn Way
Livermore, CA 94550 U.S.A.

Or you can send a bank wire or deposit directly to our account:

South Asian Village Empowerment International
U.S. Bank
2125 2nd St Livermore, CA 94550

For more information about the account, routing, and swift numbers please email us at


Please provide by email or post your name or that of your organization along with your address so that we may send you a receipt, which you may need for your tax records.


Curtis “John” Degler
South Asian Village Empowerment, International