Annapurna for a Cause's Event/Sale fundraiser for Enterprise Development | Milaap
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A trek to Everest to raise funds to empower ex-Devadasi women start independent businesses



We are a group of five young professionals, looking to raise awareness (and funds!) to empower women. We are trekking enthusiasts and decided to make our trek to the Mount Everest Base Camp more meaningful by using the opportunity to raise funds for a cause we really feel for, with the help of Milaap. We feel that the trek, and the surrounding publicity, will generate attention that can be leveraged using Milaap to raise awareness towards the issues plaguing rural women of India, and also how people can have a significant impact in raising funds by providing a loan as low as Rs 500 through Milaap. We'll be going for the trek from June 28 - July 13, 2014.
"Give a man fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime"; it is with this philosophy in mind that we have chosen to raise loans towards this cause. Milaap, through its field partner MASS, is providing financial support via loans to ex-Devadasi women (former sex workers) to start small businesses like tailoring, rearing livestock, and running small shops. Becoming entrepreneurs helps integrate them back into society, offers their children a better future, thus eventually helping them break free of of the social stigma surrounding their roles.
Every drop of water makes the mighty ocean. We strongly believe that this platform equips the masses with the tools to make a significant impact in shaping the environment we live in. Enough has been said about the deep-rooted problems facing women in India. The words ‘women-empowerment’ have been thrown around long enough to sound clichéd. It is now time to take action. For a brighter tomorrow, let’s change the world, one life at a time!
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Who we are helping

Minakshi and Group
Rs.1,500 raised

Goal: Rs.40,000

Supporters (2)

Paloma lent Rs.1,000
Niharika lent Rs.500