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Join our wedding celebrations as we help diligent students from low-income families receive an education

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Hi,

Radhika and I are getting married this July 6th. (my apologies if I didn't let you know earlier :)).

As we start this journey together, we thought it'd be wonderful to contribute in a small way to help children from low income famiies continue their education  and hold on to their aspirations. We would love to have you join us in our celebrations in doing our bit for this cause.

I've personally been associated with Milaap for a while and have found it a wonderful and scaleable way to give back. Any amount you lend is constantly recycled back into the system to help more and more needy borrowers until perpetuity. I'd encourage you to consider contributing to this cause or any other that you hold dear. If you're considering gifting us anything (yes, it's not too late :D), may I request that you contribute here instead. It'd mean that much more for us.

About the borrowers

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 a diligent Manaswini was able to stay in school.

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.


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Gunjan
Gunjan lent Rs.500

Congratulations Arjun and Radhika. A great example being set here.

RJ
R J Srinivas lent Rs.1,000

Congrats Arjun and Radhika. Wish you a very happy married life. It is really a great thing you are doing with the fundraiser.

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Gaurav lent Rs.4,000
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Anonymous lent $151

Congrats Arjun and Radhika

pavan
pavan lent Rs.4,095
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Sumit lent Rs.2,500

Great Initiative Arjun :-) Happy to make a small contribution to it.