"In the Indian Himalayas, a pair of bulls works 1,064 hours, a man 1,212 hours, and a woman 3,485 hours in a year on a one-hectare farm." - United Nations.
Farming in India entails battling many odds. More so when you are a woman. Women manage every aspect of farm work, but are not considered farmers. They toil in the fields—planting, sowing, weeding, and harvesting—but are not landowners. This is when 80% of rural women in the country are involved in agriculture.
So this Sankranti, the festival of harvest, we are celebrating our farmers and all their hard work by funding 500 women across India over the next five days. Every rupee lent will be equally matched by our impact partners, thereby doubling the impact of your contribution.
Join us in showing our farmers that we've got their backs, through any season.