ABOUT VASANTI HEALTH
Vasanti Health is a social enterprise dedicated to alternative and Ayurvedic health, harmonizing Eastern and Western practices for holistic well-being. Our extended family, including founders, artisans, healthcare practitioners, workers, and customers, is deeply attuned to the worldwide drinking water challenge, emphasizing sustainable solutions. Employing a three-pronged strategy, we champion clean water initiatives through community-led education, advocacy, and technology programs.
Committed to quality, our products are responsibly sourced from local artisans. Each item is part of our daily lives, used by us, our families, and close friends, ensuring authenticity and trust in every product.
MEET OUR FOUNDER
Mantreh Atashband, the visionary behind Vasanti Health, is a seasoned professional in government and non-profit sectors, specializing in overseeing public health programs that ensure equitable healthcare access for diverse communities on a local and international scale.
Her unwavering commitment to integrating Eastern and Western healthcare philosophies is rooted in her extensive experiences living and traveling across Asia and North America. Leveraging this unique background, Mantreh advocates for holistic healthcare, blending naturopathic and allopathic remedies with lifestyle alternatives. She holds a Master's degree in Public Health from the University of Waterloo.
HOW WE STARTED
In her formative years, Mantreh's family embraced principles promoting a natural, healthy lifestyle. While these principles seemed instinctive, it wasn't until Mantreh traveled through India and Southeast Asia that she recognized their connection to the broader realm of healthcare knowledge, specifically rooted in the Indian practice of Ayurveda.
The inception of Vasanti Health's initial product line was driven by necessity. Much like many others, Mantreh faced disillusionment with some conventional (allopathic) medicine and sought alternatives to foster a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. Wrestling with digestion and skin issues for years, Mantreh found that prescribed allopathic medicine provided little relief and, in some cases, exacerbated the problems. Desperate for change, she sought alternative solutions.
WHY A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE?
Mantreh is an experienced public health professional who has worked with governments and non-profits at all levels. Over the years, she grew weary of the established non-profit business model and fell in with the grass roots, social enterprise movement emerging across North America. She realized that a profit generating business could serve a social cause if the common good was “baked” into its DNA. This model fit Vasanti Health perfectly and gives drive and purpose to the business we put our hearts into every day.
To learn more about how you can be a part of the social impact, check out our Clean Water For All Campaign.