Sister Aid & Microkredieten
Wat doet YGB in India?
Een groot gedeelte van de YogaGivesBack fondsen gaat naar Microkedieten, de rest wordt gebruikt voor directe hulp via Sister Aid programma's.
Wij doen dat via onze moeder organisatie in de VS. Meer over microkrediten lees je hier
Ook de Sister Aid progams worden uitgevoerd door onze moeder organisatie in de VS.
Directly funded "Sister Aid" Programs
India ranks 122nd of 138 nations on gender equality. In some rural areas, more than fifty percent of girls are married before age fifteen. An estimated six thousand women are killed every year due to low dowry. Female literacy is still considerably lower than male literacy.
However, women make the best poverty fighters. Women use their earnings not only to feed their families, but to improve their families' quality of life as well as fund their children's education, giving the next generation a much better chance to live out of poverty. With $25 a month, a struggling woman can start her own business, a child can go to school.
EDUCATION and ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE: The Keys to Sustainability
In 2010, YGB developed "Sister Aid" to directly fund programs for education and the economic empowerment of mothers, daughters and orphans. So far, we have selected, visited, and partnered with successful Non Governmental Organizations NISHTHA in West Bengal, Deenabandhu in Karnataka, and Grameen Koota in Bangalore.
Read below to see how your contribution is transforming these women's lives.