Drs. Mark and Huldah Buntain committed their lives to serving the poor of Kolkata, India.  Over the course of 60+ years living in the city they adopted and loved, the  couple built a humanitarian network of extraordinary proportions and touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.  Highlights of the Buntain’s impact include:

  • a full-service charitable hospital in the heart of Kolkata which has had up to nineteen outreach clinics

  • a school of nursing

  • more than 120 fully accredited schools that admit students from all walks of life

  • a daily meals program serving more than 25,000 people each day

  • a school for the blind

  • several boys and girls homes throughout the region 

In the spirit of their life of service, the Buntain Foundation exists under Head First Development to fund and operate compassionate programs with the mission to end recurring cycles of poverty and create lasting generational change for the impoverished communities in and around Kolkata, India.