The story of Avabai Petit is the story of how one woman's vision was transformed through her dedication & perseverance in the face of odds.The donor Bai Hamabai Framji Petit was desirous of perpetuating the name and the memory of her late mother Bai Avabai Framji Petit and of establishing an orphanage for Parsee girls. In order to take a step ahead in executing her charitable intention she had willingly agreed to donate ornaments and jewellery for establishing and maintaining such an institution. It was in furtherance to her charitable intentions that she had formed a trust and directed the trustees to purchase a suitable site in Bombay or its immediate vicinity for constructing buildings for the Parsee Girls' orphanage with all the necessary conveniences and facilities.