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To promote the sustainable development of Goa and the advancement of Goans.
To allow Goans to fully get involved in the development of their homeland.
To help found a corps of volunteers to work and contribute their talents for the human and economic betterment of Goans.
To support groups with special needs such as women, children, village and underprivileged groups of Goan society.


Goa Sudharop is a Goan diaspora volunteer non-profit organization based in California working for the betterment of Goa and Goans worldwide since 2000.  With our mission always in mind, we work tirelessly to improve the lives of individuals from all walks of life, and we encourage Goans to fully get involved in the development of their homeland.  Our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need and provide resources for people to become empowered individuals with the ability to chase their dreams and use the tools they need to build the life they want.  At Goa Sudharop, we are dedicated to supporting individuals through our various initiatives and are committed to working together to make difference.  We welcome Goans of all castes, religion, gender, beliefs, and the LGBTIQ2S community, and offer everyone our love and support in their quest for respect, inclusion and search for identity.   We oppose all discrimination and the unjust and unequal treatment of any group based on these human differences.  Goa Sudharop welcomes diverse members in the community on our Board and as volunteers.  We invite one and all to join Goa Sudharop and work for the common good of all Goans, to help us in preserving our Goan identity, heritage, and culture, and to save the rich environmental and natural resources of Goa for future generations.


Dr. Santosh Helekar (USA)

Dr. Suraj Kamat (USA)


Harriet Ferens, President

Marilyn Barnes, Vice President 

Smita Mauze, Secretary

Andrea Balasuriya, Treasurer


Andrea Balasuriya

Marilyn Barnes

Harriet Ferens

Smita Mauze

Sofia DeMay


Verma D'Mello, Executive Director 

Fatima D’Souza, Treasurer & Trustee

Vaicunth Pundalik Pai Fondekar, Trustee

Zita D’Mello, Trustee

Sarvesh Savant, Trustee

Ibonio D'Souza, Advisor

Chetak Naik, Volunteer

Farel Fernandes, Volunteer

Hema Fernandes, Volunteer

Irene Maria Almeida, Volunteer

MaryJo De Mello, Volunteer

Olga Rego, Volunteer


*Providing pro-bono services to Goans in need

Dr. Arvind Almeida - Pediatrician
Dr. Austin Cabral - Physiotherapist

Dr. Devdutt Sail - Covid Advisor

Dr. Nikita Madkaikar - Dental Surgeon

Dr. R.N. Madkaikar - Gynecologist

Dr. Sarvesh Savant - Ophthalmologist



Filomena Giese & George Pinto


Get in touch with Goa Sudharop to learn more about our work and find out how to donate. We appreciate your support!

Goa Sudharop

873 Windsor Hills Circle

San Jose, CA 95123

(408) 230-4858

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