Mrs Mangal Shah is the founder and trustee of Palawi. Its been 18 years now since inception of Palawi in 2001 when two girl child were found abandoned in a cow- shed. The deserted infants were HIV positive. Mrs Mangaltai began to provide her love, care and support to such children with open arms. The initial period of her work was no less than any struggle but her strength, hard work and commitment towards orphaned and abandoned HIV positive made Palawi a living example.

Mangaltai believes that curbing the HIV epidemic necessitates broadening the scope of services beyond health, to encompass nutrition, psycho-social support, education, legal, livelihood and social protection.

In this process of bringing in positive changes the lives of HIV positive children, Mangaltai’s daughter Dimple Ghadge, Rajkumar Ghadge (son in law) and her son Ashish Shah have given absolute support in running of the institution.