Help Shikha Jain raise 44,000 INR

Let's make this Diwali even brighter, but gifting light to others!

Raised INR 20,726
INR 44,000
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    From momy

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    All the best :)

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    good luck

  • Akshay

    INR 1,000  Received

    Nice initiative.. :)

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My motivation:

I believe that small drops make an ocean and gratitude is best expressed by sharing. So providing the necessary utility for the benefit of the hard-working force keeping the art alive is essential for their well-being in the long term.

About the Community: Sakuntala Halder and Group

Sakuntala, Sahida and Kanan hail from a village in South 24 Parganas in West Bengal. These women earn their living through zari embroidery work. They are living off the power grid and use kerosene in order to have light in the evenings. They need a loan of Rs.44000 to purchase and install a solar powered lighting system at home which will help light up 4 CFL lamps and 2 fans for a total of 4 hours per day. This will mean they no longer have to rely on kerosene lamps for light at home and they can continue their zari work at night. They will be able to repay the loan with their monthly profits that they earn from zari work.


What is Milaap all about?


Milaap is a social enterprise that enables people around the world to give loans to the working poor in India. Based in Bangalore, Milaap is the world's first and currently, the only online micro lending platform that enables non-Indians and non-resident Indians (NRIs) to make loans to the poor 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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  • 100% of your money goes to the end borrower
  • You will know exactly whom your money goes to and get regular updates on your repayments.
  • Within 18 months, you will get 100% of your money back.


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