Back in 1989, a man named Phil Harvey started DKT international, and wrote the first page of our story. From that humble start, we're proud to have become one of the most cost-effective family organisations in the world, providing products and services to couples at less than $2 per year.
DKT International was named in honor of D.K.(Deep) Tyagi. Mr. Tyagi was Assistant Commissioner of Family Planning in charge of public motivation and education aspects of India�s Family Planning Program and made a major contribution to his country�s family planning effort. His success in saturating the country with simple, attractive messages and designs (including the Red Triangle, which is now in use in several other countries) overcame age-old communication barriers and greatly increased public awareness of birth control.
Our headquarters expenses are less than 2% of the budget. We served more than 22
million couples in 2011. This represents some 6% of all contraceptive couples in
the developing world, excluding China. DKT has received Charity Navigator�s coveted
4-star rating for financial performance, 6 years in a row.
In 2011 we sold more than 250 million condoms - enough to circle the earth 3 times
and our programs have been successful in averting 7 million unwanted pregnancies,
1.4 million abortions and 12,000 maternal deaths in 2011.