Lakshmi Swamy's Profile
Welcome! I am Lakshmi Swamy, an eye-surgeon-in-training and former metalsmith. I used to have a little shop called Aloka, here on Etsy, for my metallic creations.
Aloka means vision, glimmer, an opening of the eyes, in the ancient Indian language Sanskrit.
The name fits: 100% of profits from my shop will be donated to Asha for Education (www.ashanet.org), which supports educational projects for the poor in India.
I chose this charity because of my interest in education and its effect on health, and because of the charity's efficiency--97% of donations goes directly toward its programs, according to the third party evaluator www.charitynavigator.org...
- Born on July 29
- Joined April 30, 2007