Mimi's Birthday fundraiser for Education | Milaap
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I am pledging my 65th birthday to help diligent students from low-income families in Odisha receive an education!



Thanks to a timely Milaap loan, 19-year-old Manaswini Das has just begun her final year of her Bachelor of Arts course at Rajdhani College in Bhubaneswar, Odisha; she no longer has to worry about dropping out of college. Her parents, both tailors, have worked very hard to provide their daughter an education, on an income of Rs.6000 ($100) a month that barely covers living expenses. This year, they couldn't afford Manaswini’s final year fees, and the local moneylender was charging a high interest rate. Hearing of Milaap’s facility, her mother Subashini sought and received a loan of Rs. 20,000 ($335) for Manaswini’s fees, and the diligent girl is now continuing her studies.
There are many low-income families like Manaswini’s, in Odisha, who need financial help to pay their children’s school fees. Milaap’s partnership with the Mahashakti Foundation in Odisha provides these children (as young as 6 years) and youth affordable education loans to continue their studies. Your loans help their parents pay the children’s school and college fees, and the parents repay the loan in monthly installments. In case of youth pursuing vocational training courses, often it’s the students themselves who repay their loans, because the training helps them secure a job and start supporting their families.

Who we are helping

Tikina Khuntia
Rita Shricharan
Vajayanti Meher
Shaikh Rizwal Haq
Santoshveni D
Gayatri Behera
Monisha Bishi
Rs.88,063 raised

Goal: Rs.30,000

Supporters (26)

DBS Bank lent US $260

Matching payment towards Pamela’s contribution

Pamela lent US $130

These micro loans are such an amazing concept(I've loved Kiva for years) & do so much for so many... I'm turning 65 this year too Mimi, so this is for both of us!

Mimi lent US $41

Contributed by Kathy Thompson

Mimi lent US $100

Contributed by Yolande and Tricia

Mimi lent US $49.10

Contributed by Rob and Jayne, who wrote that this campaign is a reminder of the varied ways that exist to help others in need

Mimi lent US $50

Contribution from Lin and Linda, who are very committed to supporting students from low income areas around the world