We're improving communities.

One child at a time.

Quality education and access to healthcare are fundamental human rights.

Broadleaf is startup non-profit creating innovative approaches to school-based healthcare that improve the lives of children in the rural Eastern Himalayas.

Education changes everything...

Students in the rural Himalayas come from families making about $2/day. Typical schools lack basic infrastructure such as running water, electricity, and toilets.

1 out of every 2 of students in control schools are infected with intestinal parasites, 40% suffer from iron deficiency anemia, and many are undiagnosed with mental illness, chronic illness and development delay– all of these issues result in massive absenteeism in school.

Broadleaf is a demonstrator of what is possible....

Our organization exists to challenge the status quo that exists in global development. While there is no lack of good intentions, we reject the notion that good intentions are good enough. Broadleaf's keystone program is called the Community Health and Hygiene Improvement Program or as we call it, CHHIP. 

Delivered by school health activists working within primary schools, CHHIP breaks down the barriers that exist between our communities and the healthcare system. 

Our goal is to create programs that leverage the tremendous human talent that exists in our partner communities, that use solutions and methods that yield data driven results, and that can be easily replicated.

Data Driven

Community Based


Health monitoring in India

Why We Exist

Quality healthcare should have no geographic boundaries.

Broadleaf was founded to improve communities from the ground up. In order to remove the tremendous barriers to a better life faced by the poor and marginalized, Broadleaf must be audacious, take risks, and challenge the status quo.

Where We Work

The Eastern Himalayas are a beautiful region.  

We work primarily in the tea and farming communities surrounding Darjeeling. While the region is well known for their tea and picturesque mountain landscapes, much of the population is marginalized and lacks access to basic healthcare.

What We Do

A model for school based healthcare and community education.

Part education curriculum, part health intervention program, and part infrastructure program, CHIIP is Broadleaf's keystone initiative. The CHHIP program has grown to 11 schools in 5 communities effecting over 500 kids.

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