Ishita's Running fundraiser for Education | Milaap
This is a supporting campaign. Contributions made to this campaign will go towards the main campaign.

I'm running a marathon to help provide an education to diligent students from low-income families. Help support the cause of education!



I started running about 2 years ago, when it was just a way to let off some stress. With motivation from friends, like Satya and Oindrila, in particular, I found my I could turn my hobby into a form of service. So here I am, doing a fundraiser for the cause of education, which I personally believe in. I believe change starts from oneself, and nothing empowers individuals the way education does. Milaap has been doing some great work as a social enterprise, which is why I chose them. I've chosen three students to help them stay in school. Here's the story of one such student Milaap has helped through their initiatives:
Manaswini, at 19, is completing her Bachelor of Arts course. She has paid her fees with a timely Milaap loan funded by lenders like you, who saved her from having to drop out due to financial constraints. Her parents, tailors by profession, had struggled and kept their daughter in school despite their meager Rs. 6000 income. When they could no longer afford the fees or the moneylender’s high interest rates, discontinuing her studies seemed the only option. Hearing of Mahashakti Foundation’s drive to provide study loans through Milaap, her mother applied, got approved for a loan of Rs. 20,000 ($335), and Manaswini was able to study on.
Many families in rural and semi-urban India similarly need financial support to keep their children in school. In partnership with regional non-profits like BJS in West Bengal and Mahashakti Foundation in Odisha, Milaap identifies these families and provides study loans to children right from preschool to college age. Crowdfunded from lenders like you, these extremely affordable loans cover their fees and study costs. Parents repay the loans in monthly installments. Youth in vocational training courses get jobs after training and repay their own loans while supporting their families.

Who we are helping

Kritanjan Paul
Pushpendu Dey
Kiran Rao
Rs.9,900 raised

Goal: Rs.25,000

Supporters (7)

Manisha lent Rs.1,000

I'm proud of u!

Tarsadia Foundation lent Rs.2,000

Matching payment towards SUREKHA's contribution

SUREKHA lent Rs.1,000
Shubhro lent Rs.2,000

Keep up the good work!

Oindrila lent Rs.1,000

Proud of you, Ishita! :-)

Monisha lent US $25

Happy to support such a good cause! Go Ishita!