Let's Be Po-Lite This Diwali - Help Me Empower Women Street Vendors


Thank you for your interest in my fundraiser. This festive season, I want to help 200 women entrepreneurs in Bangalore city. These are women with whom you and I interact with on a daily basis. Yet, their voices and needs are largely unnoticed in the planning and development mechanisms of big cities like Bangalore. 

During the year's festive season, I hope to facilitate better working conditions for these champion women street vendors  in Bangalore. These women toil all day and night in order to bring us the freshest vegetables, flowers and many other daily essentials. This will only be possible with your support.

I have been interacting with Bengaluru Jilla Beedhi Vyaapari Sanghatanegala Okkuta (Federation of Street Vendor Unions in Bangalore District) to shortlist 200 women street vendors. Together, with your support I hope to provide them with solar lighting systems for their carts. This will ensure that they have clean and green lighting along with facilities like mobile charging. Further more, it will enhance productivity and bring transformation in their lives. 

Each of these Portable Light(Po-Lite) systems have been designed by me, taking inputs from the street vendors themselves. 

For 1500 INR / 25$ you can empower one woman entrepreneur. 

For 3000 INR / 50$ you can empower two women entrepreneurs.

For 4500 INR / 75$ you can empower three women entrepreneurs.

Please join me during this festive season to help bring a smile on their faces by contributing to my campaign and also help me spread the word around. 

Remember, if you empower a woman, you also empower her family. 

Thank you, 
Aakarsh Shamanur.

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14th October 2017
Hello everyone! Hope you're having a great weekend!

I would like to inform to you that the first batch of Portable Lights (Po-Lite) are ready and I will start to hand them over to women street vendors from this Monday (16th Oct) onwards.

Below is an image of Po-Lite being tested in Jayanagar 9th Block.
The Federation of Street Vendors will be providing me a list of women street vendors from 11 different locations across Bengaluru. During Phase-1, 9 women street vendors in each of locations mentioned below will receive a Po-Lite. The locations are:
1. Vijayanagar
2. Shivajinagar
3. Yeshwantpur
4. Whitefield
5. Banashankari
6. Jayanagar 9th Block
7. Cox Town
8. Gandhinagar
9. Krishnanandanagar
10. J.P. Park
11. Mysore Circle

If you stay close to anyone of these locations, you are most welcome to join in during the hand over ceremony. I will share the dates with you shortly.

I have managed to reach this far purely based on your support and I would like to thank you for that.

With lots of love,

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raised of Rs.300,000 goal

108 Supporters

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Supporters (108)

Anonymous donated Rs.500
Anonymous donated $10
Anonymous donated Rs.4,500
Bharath donated Rs.200

Good luck for future fund raise causes.

Manali donated Rs.300
Venkatesh donated Rs.1,500

Good luck, Akarsh