Enable to Empower | Milaap
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Enable to Empower



It is that time of the year when I try to settle my bad karma with some good karma. My yearly fundraiser for a cause is back!
Last year I helped raise INR 86,840 with only 22 supporters on my Back To School campaign for diligent students from low income households in Odisha to be able to receive an education and many of you were very instrumental in raising that amount.
The money that was lent has already been received by the lenders and re-lent for other causes creating a ripple effect of progress.
This year I am fundraising for women entrepreneurs in rural India to be able to earn a sustainable livelihood. Gender equality can be achieved if we support women in earning their own incomes and forming their own wealth so as to receive equal access to opportunities. Small loans from lenders like you provide the capital needed to setup or improve these women’s businesses which in turn, helps them maintain sanitation levels and send their children to school.

Here is who you are helping:
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.

Equality is one small loan away. You can help Tinku and many more women like her with your contribution.

Thank you for being generous!

Who we are helping

Najima Begam
Swapna Ghosh
Sahida Banu
Ruma Mitra
Anjuwara Bibi
Anita Roy
Asma Khatun
Alima Khatun
Alima Khatun
Rs.100,842 raised

Goal: Rs.100,000

Supporters (36)

Sarvesh lent Rs.2,500
Nirali lent Rs.1,000

For Dhruva Bali

Nirali lent Rs.1,000

For Karishma Velani

Nirali lent Rs.10,000
aditi lent Rs.2,000
Manesh lent Rs.10,000