The festival of lights, joy and happiness.
Let’s celebrate with Clean Air, Light and Water.
50 fundraising campaigns have raised $40,000 impacting 1000 lives.
Adopt a village and raise funds to bring solar lighting, clean water and smokeless stoves to the community.
- Enter your details in the form, choose a region and the amount you wish to raise.
- We’ll set up a fundraiser page for you.
- Get support from your personal network and start raising funds!
Meet the Communities
KBK Districts, Orissa
One of the most underdeveloped regions
(Kalahnidhi, Bolangir and Koraput) in the country, 90% of the population live in villages with two out of five coming from tribal communities. Female literacy is only 29%.
Cause: Solar lighting and Smokeless Cookstoves
No. of villages: 25
No. of families benefitted: 1000
Target by 31st Dec 2012 : Rs 2.5 Mn ($50,000)
A Kerosene lamp to study and firewood for cooking?
- Noxious fumes from burning firewood claim 1.6Mn women’s lives every year.
- Smokeless stoves eliminate these fumes.
- This results in healthier living standard and reduced medical expenses.
- Rs 2000 ($40) can help one family purchase a stove.
- 450 million Indians lack access to electricity and live in darkness.
- Kerosene lamps are not only hazardous but also expensive with families spending upto Rs 200/month.
- Solar lights are not only cheaper and brighter but also eliminate fire hazards.
- Rs 1500 ($30) can bring light to one family for life.
- One in two households in India doesn’t have access to safe drinking water.
- 90% of the diseases are caused by unsafe water.
- Milaap’s loans help communities with water connections and solve problems of purification.
- Rs 1000 ($20) can bring clean water to a family for life.
Let’s give them a better alternative
It’s Diwali – it means that every loan gets a gift!
For every loan of Rs 500 or more, we’ll send you a special handmade Diwali card.
A loan Rs. 1000 or more - we’ll send you a set of beautiful Diwali tealights!
When you adopt a village, or lend Rs. 5000 or more, we’ll send you a box of chocolates, a set of tealights and a card!