Case | HBS Case Collection | July 2013

BMVSS: Changing Lives, One Jaipur Limb at a Time

by Srikant Datar and Saloni Chaturvedi

Abstract

Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) is an Indian not-for-profit organization engaged in assisting differently-abled persons by providing them with the legendary low-cost prosthesis, the Jaipur Foot, and other mobility-assisting devices, free of cost. Known for its patient-centric culture, its focus on innovation, and for developing the $20 Stanford-Jaipur knee, BMVSS has assisted over a million people in its lifetime of 44 years. As the founder, Mr. D.R. Mehta, thinks about the financial sustainability of BMVSS, he must devise a strategy that will sustain its human impact well into the future.

Keywords: Nonprofit Organizations; Financial Condition; Health Care and Treatment; Diversity Characteristics; Giving and Philanthropy; Growth and Development Strategy; Medical Devices and Supplies Industry; Health Industry; India;

Citation:

Datar, Srikant, and Saloni Chaturvedi. "BMVSS: Changing Lives, One Jaipur Limb at a Time." Harvard Business School Case 114-007, July 2013.