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It's a new year, and a time to change lives. Help me make a difference in the lives of Yallavva and Group

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About Myself & My Motivation: 

In 2009, there was a get-together party with my friends where food was wasted as many of them dropped.We gave it to needy instead of donating it to dustbins.That's were my thoughts were creeped up to started my journey of giving to the society.
Hence, I initiated to have gettogether every year but in a different way i.e.,by spending time with orphan kids and contributing a bit to the society which was appreciated by most of my friends circuit.Thats how i started my journey of participating in the social causes and getting aware of the need/support which is required for NGO sector.
Fortunately,my friends were very much satisfied with the cause/event we had in 2009,since then we have been conducting/continuing the events in NGO's every year on January 1st to continue it irrespective of our schedules that day(as we are little centi/childish thought like whatever we do on January 1st we do it for whole year.. :) ).
Thats my starting point and we were visiting NGO's and spending time since then to till date.
Regarding Milaap, as an avid browser and always strive to know/work in different domains i would read/browse a lot of articles over the internet which are available so that i could gain some knowledge(if possible could find an oppurtunity to work in the domain as well) I came across this organisation.
Its different!! I have read/known many organisations with great ideas like encouraging artisans in rural areas,environmental NGO's,Education NGO's,Fund raising events for street children,etc...Ofcourse there is no doubt that all these were doing great jobs with great ideas...but this one is entirely outstanding!!! Loved the idea of lending to the needy for sustaining the living...Its not just about donating/contributing for a moment to backward/rural india and its done for this year...
Its about providing a consistent living to the needy with selfrespect !!! This is where I was impressed with the idea and wanted to be a part of this organisations initatives which is helping to provide a sustainable living to the women in the society as lately they are being diregarded and disrespected....!!!
Financial/lending hand with a human touch is what I could say all about Milaap.
About the borrower, Rekha Shinge and Group 

Rekha, Nirmala and Bharti, hailing from the Athani village of Belgaum, are women who have successfully escaped the clutches of the Devadasi system, prevalent in the region. In this system, young girls are offered and 'married' to a local temple deity and must serve the temple for the rest of their lives. Despite the illegality of the system, it continues to be practiced even today. Due to the social stigma associated with Devadasis, the price that these unfortunate women had to pay is that they have been left to raise their children as single parents. Despite the odds, they have successfully emerged as small-scale entrepreneurs dealing in clothes trade, Kirani shop and tailoring. Now, to generate more income, they have decided to apply for a loan of Rs 60000, using which they will purchase more raw materials and tailoring machines, and expand their businesses. With this, they hope to increase the standard of living of their children, so that they can be well educated and do not end up being forced into the same path as their mothers. 

About The Hope Project: 

  • The Hope Project is a campaign that aims to inspire urban masses towards empowering rural women entrepreneurs through small contributions. What makes this project special is that the women in this case are ex-Devadasis and the possibility of self-reliance is a ray of fierce hope for them.
  • Did you know that within the Devadasi system, young girls are “married” to the temple goddess? What was originally seen as a life of service to society has now been warped to present a picture of “temple prostitution”. Very few Devadasis actually 'voluntarily' sleep with men for money. Those that do are mostly forced into it. This merciless practice, though illegal, still exists in small towns of India and its stigma continues to cling to the women who attempt an escape. Because of the social stigma around their roles, employment opportunities are denied to them. It is a vicious cycle into which future generations are drawn and a merciless system draws the chains tighter.
  • At Milaap, we're trying to change their lives in the best and only way we know - empower the people to empower them! The Hope Project seeks to shed some myths about this practice and invites small loans for the micro enterprises of these women. With these small loans, the women can set up small businesses and escape from this cycle of hopelessness.



What is Milaap all about?

Milaap is a fundraising platform which enables individuals like you to fund and impact communities in need in India. Milaap's loans are aimed towards providing people with access to basic essentials like clean drinking water, sanitation, renewable energy, vocational training and enterprise development.

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