Our Team


Mr. Milton Peters and Mrs. Patti Peters, the Founder Members, had their individual successful careers in different fields.

MILTON PETERS started his career at Shaw Wallace and later joined Indian Potash Ltd. At Chennai. He was re-located to Bangalore and then to Mumbai. During his tenure in Mumbai where he was overseeing Maharashtra and Goa, he had conducted a few medical camps for the underprivileged people.

PATTI PETERS started her career at Greaves Cotton in Chennai and moved to Bangalore where she looked after Administration and HR in Greaves Mid-West Engineering Co., In Bombay she worked for Britannia, Ceat Ltd., and the UB Group. She had a flair for helping the poor and used to volunteer over weekends with a few charitable organisations both in Bangalore and Bombay.

After their retirement, the Peters decided that they should do something for the poor and less fortunate, since they had the time as both their daughters were married and away from Chennai. They started in a small way to see how things would go and were surprised to find that after a couple of years, this was growing. This dream of theirs turned into a reality and in May 2009 HOPE FOR THE HOPELESS Trust was registered and put onstream. A generous and large hearted couple, their tireless efforts have borne fruit and resulted in the many initiatives of the Trust. With their rapport and love for the underprivileged, this couple today in their seventies, are truly an inspiration to people around with their dedication and commitment.


Joined Hope for the Hopeless as Member Trustee in Oct 2013. She started her career with Air India, New Delhi and worked with them for a decade. When the family relocated to Chennai, she moved to the work in the software industry after a break. A mother of 2 wonderful children, now a homemaker, she enjoys gardening, cooking and organising events for her family and the church in her spare time. Coming from a family which strongly values working for social causes and helping the downtrodden, she is delighted to carry on the tradition through her fruitful association and contribution to Hope for the Hopeless. A strong desire to work towards bridging the gap between those who have and those who have not, is what drew her to this cause. A very meticulous person and an excellent planner, she brings a lot of value to the initiatives of HFTH, especially in the areas of financial planning and accounting, which makes her an asset to the HFTH family.


Joined Hope for the Hopeless in Oct'2014 as Member Trustee. A mother of two lovely children and an engineer by qualification, she brings with her over 20 years of corporate experience having worked for the UB group, DSQ Software and HCL Technologies. It has been her long cherished desire to work for the marginalised and those below the poverty line, especially women and youth. This opportunity at HFTH opened up as the perfect space to live her dream to serve the less fortunate. She also spends her spare time managing software projects as a part time consultant. Asha enjoys teaching teens at the Sunday school and organising youth activities in the church which she says helps her stay young at heart.


A Sagayaraj joined HFTH right from its inception and was very helpful in sowing the seeds of the Trust. Malini Sagayaraj, joined three years later and put in a lot of spade work in building up the Trust. Subsequently, they decided to relocate abroad permanently. We highly appreciate their effort and support in tiding over the initial teething problems of the Trust. We wish them the very best in their future endeavours.