Janet's Double my Impact fundraiser for Enterprise Development | Milaap
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Make your loan to help former Devadasi women start independent businesses and I'll help you make yours better!



As a solo-preneur myself, I understand how powerful the support of others is in starting your own business. I am moved by what a tiny loan can do to change these women's lives. So much so that I am willing to make you an offer.
The next 10 people who lend $25 through this page get a free 30 minute consultation on social media, social networks, SEO, anything related to digital marketing. Make the loan, send me an email and we will arrange time to talk about YOUR business. It's that simple.
What's this all about? It's about women like Mahananda.
Mahananda is one of an estimated 250,000 girls and women in southwestern India still dedicated to their local temple deities as "Devadasis" (meaning "servant of God"). This ancient and outlawed, yet still prevalent, practice originally gave Devadasis a comfortable life and high social standing, but began to be abused by the rich and powerful. Over the years, Devadasis were forced into prostitution to survive.
Mahananda, however, escaped the system with support from MASS, our field partner. Now a 34-year single mother, she has started her own tailoring business, and is proud that her business will enable her two daughters to complete their education and embark on their own careers.
MASS provides financial support to former Devadasi women like Mahananda to start small businesses like tailoring, rearing livestock, and running small shops. These businesses help them pay their children’s school fees, generate a livelihood for their families, and save for their old age. Becoming entrepreneurs also offers their children a better future, helps integrate them back into society, and eventually break free of the vicious cycle of prostitution that most Devadasis are doomed to.

Who we are helping

Rekha Bhandari
Kasturi Avale and Group
Kallavva Dodamani and Group
Pulavati Kelgeri and Group
$300 raised

Goal: $300

Supporters (8)

Benno lent US $57.76
Lalit lent Rs.1,000

Best !

Alister lent US $25
Janet lent US $50
Montpelier lent Rs.4,500
Janet lent US $25