Debra's Birthday fundraiser for Enterprise Development | Milaap
This is a supporting campaign. Contributions made to this campaign will go towards the main campaign.

I am pledging my birthday to provide sustainable livelihoods to enterprising women in West Bengal


Tinku Mondal, the 38-year-old mother of a toddler, tills a small plot of land in Uchpur village, West Bengal. With the Milaap loan she received to buy much-needed fertilizer, she can look forward to a full crop of the rice and potatoes she grows. Earlier, she couldn’t afford to buy fertilizers on her low monthly income of Rs.6000, barely enough for living expenses and seeds. The lack of fertilizer impacted her crop’s yield. The increased income from her full crop will soon help her enroll her child in school. So many women like Tinku are waiting for help, eager to redefine their family’s futures by building their livelihoods.
Milaap’s field-partner Sreejan trains rural women from West Bengal in livelihood skills, educates them on their rights and duties, and gives them access to financial support, insurance, and savings facilities. It encourages them to form Self Help Groups (SHGs) and build independent businesses. Once mothers start earning sustainable incomes, their children can stop laboring and go to school. Small loans from Milaap lenders like you provide the capital needed to setup or improve these women’s businesses.

Who we are helping

Josna De and Group
Anima Sutradhar and Group
Tapati Let and Group
Moumita Hazra
$608 raised

Goal: $600

Supporters (11)

Audrey lent US $50

Happy birthday debs!! <3

Michelle lent US $50

Happy Birthday Debra, this is such an awesome idea!

Winnie lent US $25
JM lent US $25
Debra lent US $100

*payment made on behalf of Sylvia Leong. Thanks sis!

Anthony lent US $100

Happy birthday Deb-Step