Help 100 Women Earn with Dignity. | Milaap

Help 100 Women Earn with Dignity.

THE PROBLEM:
Disadvantaged women have it really rough when it comes to earning options, especially if they have to stay at home. Caught between limited mobility, little or no literacy, and social compunctions, they have no real marketable skills. So, most options are closed to them. The few that remain are odd jobs paying exploitatively low wages.

THE SOLUTION:
One half of greenBUG (gogreenbug.com) has always been about setting that right. The greenBUG team trains such women to make the unique greenBUG dustbin liner. Once that is learnt, each woman simply produces. They are paid for all that they produce, irrespective of market ups and downs. Their family income rises substantially, directly benefitting the children.
The other half of greenBUG ensures that the women's production is market-worthy and finds the right markets. So, everything from quality control right up to getting a sophisticated, branded product to the right customers country-wide gets taken care of.

 

THE ENABLER:
To make it easy for the women to turn out a consistently good product, greenBUG gives them kits containing a specially designed productivity tool and some supplies. The cost of a kit is Rs.1500/-. Low as this amount may seem, some of the women can’t afford it easily. We have been part-subsidizing them for over 2 years, but there's only so much we can do as our funds are very limited.

   


YOUR ROLE:
Your contribution will sponsor two-thirds of the kits’ cost. The remaining third will only be Rs.500/- for each kit, and the women are happy to bear it. The target for this drive is only Rs.100,000/-, to support 100 women. Help us to get there quickly!
Note: greenBUG is not registered as an NGO, so we will not be in a position to issue tax exemption certificates.
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15th November 2019
The contributions so generously made on Milaap are being – and will continue to be – used to subsidize two-thirds of the cost of a Starter Kit being issued to disadvantaged women, to get them started with earning by producing greenBUG liners. Subsidized kits are handed out very carefully. For instance, organizations do not qualify to receive subsidized kits, even if they are non-profits. Only genuinely disadvantaged individual women receive subsidized kits.

After Milaap’s fees and deductions, we are told that we can receive approximately INR 92,000/-. We have already accepted INR 90,000/-; so, just over INR 2000/- remain to be claimed. In addition to this, Milaap is working to transfer it's Impact partner contribution (~ INR equivalent of $35) shortly.

INR 92,000/- will subsidize 92 greenBUG Starter Kits. So far, about 40 such kits have been handed out. So, 52 additional disadvantaged women can be supported. This is an ongoing process.

The greenBUG Team is thankful for the Milaap platform and to the generous contributors for this fundraise.

 Team greenBUG
The contributions so generously made on Milaap are being – and will continue to be – used to subsidize two-thirds of the cost of a Starter Kit being issued to disadvantaged women, to get them started with earning by producing greenBUG liners. Subsidized kits are handed out very carefully. For instance, organizations do not qualify to receive subsidized kits, even if they are non-profits. Only genuinely disadvantaged individual women receive subsidized kits.

After Milaap’s fees and deductions, we are told that we can receive approximately INR 92,000/-. We have already accepted INR 90,000/-; so, just over INR 2000/- remain to be claimed. In addition to this, Milaap is working to transfer it's Impact partner contribution (~ INR equivalent of $35) shortly.

INR 92,000/- will subsidize 92 greenBUG Starter Kits. So far, about 40 such kits have been handed out. So, 52 additional disadvantaged women can be supported. This is an ongoing process.

The greenBUG Team is thankful for the Milaap platform and to the generous contributors for this fundraise.

 Team greenBUG
3rd October 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you! Your generous contribution subsidizes disadvantaged women for the purchase of “greenBUG Starter Kits”. Each Starter Kit helps a newly trained beneficiary to start producing greenBUG liners right away, without the hassle of organizing supplies to do so.

The greenBUG team works with social organizations/groups to identify disadvantaged women who might benefit from greenBUG work, and trains groups of interested women to make the liners. After training, those who want to begin production work are offered greenBUG Starter Kits.

This is an ongoing process, as groups are constantly being trained, and individuals are constantly maturing into greenBUG producers, thus qualifying to receive greenBUG Starter Kits. Nine Kits have been disbursed so far (select photos attached).


The Kit contains ten items, both, essential tools (e.g., stencil, QA tool, etc.), and consumables in sufficient quantities to get them started (for instance, newspaper, maida).
   

Especial thought and effort have gone into keeping costs low, so that the benefit is spread to as many women as possible, while keeping the items fully relevant. They are designed to optimize lifetime costs. Longer lasting material is procured cost-effectively, put together to close tolerances, and made available to the beneficiaries very economically.

Thank you! 
Dear Supporters,

Thank you! Your generous contribution subsidizes disadvantaged women for the purchase of “greenBUG Starter Kits”. Each Starter Kit helps a newly trained beneficiary to start producing greenBUG liners right away, without the hassle of organizing supplies to do so.

The greenBUG team works with social organizations/groups to identify disadvantaged women who might benefit from greenBUG work, and trains groups of interested women to make the liners. After training, those who want to begin production work are offered greenBUG Starter Kits.

This is an ongoing process, as groups are constantly being trained, and individuals are constantly maturing into greenBUG producers, thus qualifying to receive greenBUG Starter Kits. Nine Kits have been disbursed so far (select photos attached).


The Kit contains ten items, both, essential tools (e.g., stencil, QA tool, etc.), and consumables in sufficient quantities to get them started (for instance, newspaper, maida).
   

Especial thought and effort have gone into keeping costs low, so that the benefit is spread to as many women as possible, while keeping the items fully relevant. They are designed to optimize lifetime costs. Longer lasting material is procured cost-effectively, put together to close tolerances, and made available to the beneficiaries very economically.

Thank you! 
29th August 2018
Dear Supporters,

greenBUG well-wishers have been so generous!  So much support in just a few days!

We're feeling encouraged now to set two goals for this fund-raise:
1. 100,000 to subsidize 100 women's kits
2. The remaining (after this platform's deductions) to pay part-time trainers to train those women

The 2nd objective allows us to reduce capacity bottlenecks and make the handholding even more involved.

We shall keep you posted.

Regards,
GreenBug
Dear Supporters,

greenBUG well-wishers have been so generous!  So much support in just a few days!

We're feeling encouraged now to set two goals for this fund-raise:
1. 100,000 to subsidize 100 women's kits
2. The remaining (after this platform's deductions) to pay part-time trainers to train those women

The 2nd objective allows us to reduce capacity bottlenecks and make the handholding even more involved.

We shall keep you posted.

Regards,
GreenBug
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Rs.102,279 raised

Goal: Rs.125,000

Beneficiary: GreenBUG info_outline

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