Insaan is an Arabic word also used in Hindi and Persian for “human” or “human being”.
Insaan connects philanthropists with those in need across the broader Indian Ocean region. Ancient trade routes revived by a new wealth generation are transforming the philanthropic map in this area, which Robert D. Kaplan among others defines as “the monsoon region”.
We do this by funding charitable projects and allocating a variant of equity in such a way that we know better than most who benefits, in what way, to what extent.
Insaan believes that philanthropy does best when it is not limited to traditional charities, but includes nascent private companies, public entities and indigenous non-profits. The seeds of innovation, sustainability and macro-level change can be found all along the for-profit and non-profit spectrum.
We do this through diligent investigation of our projects, building long-term relationships with clients and ventures, and most importantly, knowing our “customer”: the people who are in need, whom our clients intend to serve.