A fistful of sky is all they want. And you can easily make it happen. 

Friends of The Banyan wants to support Support The Banyan's "Home Again" project and ensure that marginalised women with mental illness are not consigned to lifelong institutionalization

If you’d like to join us in supporting the essential work of The Banyan in Chennai, please consider donating to this appeal. Many thanks!

The men’s shelter of The Banyan

James, a Grade 11 student at ICS Zurich, had the opportunity to travel to Chennai at the end of June. Whilst there, he was able to get a glimpse of the work of The Banyan at the Men’s Shelter. Inspired by what he saw and the people he met, James is keen to promote the work of the shelter.

Read the eye witness

A new home for two women

Thanks to your genereous donations! Due to your support we could transfer in 2018 a donation of CHF 2'880.-. With this amount we enabled two women to stay in the «Home-Again»-project for one year.

A story from the front line of The Banyan


What we do

Friends of The Banyan Switzerland is a Zurich-based society which aims to support the work of The Banyan in Chennai. We do this through projects in Switzerland that raise awareness of the issues that face homeless women coping with mental health issues in India. We also aim to raise funds in Switzerland to support The Banyan’s projects in India.

Mission of The Banyan

The Banyan believes in the rights of the completely marginalised sections of society – to live and to be. Our vision is for a just society in which the rights and needs of the completely marginalised are addressed without exception. We will achieve this by acting as a catalyst to increase awareness and acceptance of the issues, creating the momentum for government and society to develop appropriate responses.


Support Us

If you would like to support the work of The Banyan in India, you can make a donation here. All donations are transferred to The Banyan in Chennai, India.

Join Us

If you would like to be involved in the work we do in Switzerland to promote The Banyan, why not become a member?

Spread the Word

Help us promote the work of The Banyan here in Switzerland.