Indian businessman’s CSR initiatives help change lives of Congolese


Mumbai, 3 September, 2022: Harish Jagtani, a businessman and a philanthropist of Indian origin, has been working determinedly to serve the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through his CSR initiatives and for creating a better life for them, especially for those from economically weaker backgrounds. Jagtani has been based in Kinshasa, DRC, for over 20 years now.

According to an official communication Jagtani began his business venture in the DRC with Serve Air, which is the most-preferred cargo shipment partner of the state and global NGOs, such as the UN and WHO, among others. After this, Mr. Jagtani launched Modern Constructions and built some important buildings and commercial centres in Kinshasa, besides HJ Hospitals to bring quality healthcare to the people of Congo with state-of-the-art infrastructure and services. Most recently, the group partnered with such leading global brands as Hilton Hotels and Resorts and Mercedes Benz.


The press release further stated that following this, HJ Foundations started running free healthcare camps for underprivileged people of the DRC, such as dialysis camps, malaria camps and health checkup camps, to name a few. The camps have also run vaccination drives, distributed prosthetic limbs free of charge to persons who had lost their limbs—both war victims and the physically challenged and brought about a life-changing experience for the people who benefited from these initiatives.


Jagtani’s foundation has also run awareness drives during the Covid-19 pandemic and made innumerable contributions, such as hosting free food campaigns for the security personnel posted in Kinshasa and building community centre clinics to mention just a few initiatives, the release said.


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