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Let's do our bit in empowering women like Laxmibai and her group. A little support on Milaap, can change lives of these Devadasi women in India.

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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.
     

About the borrower, Laxmibai and Group: 

                       

 

In the village of Bekkeri, in the Belgaum district of Karnataka, 3 middle-aged single mothers want to start their own Beauty Parlour and a small Pan shop selling mouth fresheners, sweets and other generic items. They are on the cusp of achieving financial independence, severing all ties with the oppressive Devadasi system that robbed them of their childhoods and youth. With a little help, they can make the transition permanent and provide secure futures for their children. They have a long road ahead - Laxmibai has 4 young children, Mahadevi is mother to a teenager, and Shobha has 2 very young children - they will need a sustainable source of income for many years to come, educating their little ones and providing them with the basic essentials. They seek a loan of Rs.50,000, which they will repay over 24 months, to buy the raw materials to setup their small business. This loan will help them start their new venture, bringing them the financial independence they need to ensure a secure environment and future for their children.
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