At Naaree.com, we want to create and empower the “new” Indian woman: one who is free of limitations, and believes she is capable of being a caregiver as well as developing herself professionally.
One of the best ways to do this remains encouraging woman entrepreneurship, because it not only creates self-dependent women, but also creates jobs for other women alike.
This is why we are excited about Milaap’s Independence Day campaign, which is focused on entrepreneurship, and in which several rural women are involved.
Starting this week, they are kicking off the “Adopt an Entrepreneur” campaign, in which you can select an artisan and raise funds for her.
They believe strongly that one of the ways in which we can change India for the better is through entrepreneurship, since one rural entrepreneur can not only take her family but also her community out of poverty, and we couldn’t agree more.
Milaap believes in giving a hand-up, not a handout, so the funds are disbursed as loans, which means 100% of your contributions come back to you.
The loans will go towards enabling them to set up or expand small businesses, and the loan amounts required are Rs 35,000 (US$625) per entrepreneur. By lending to them, not only are you taking care of their livelihood, you’re enabling them to provide employment to many more!
The goal is to have at least 30 entrepreneurs fully funded by August 15th! How will this work?
- Click here and choose an entrepreneur you wish to ‘adopt’
- Fill in the form that follows with your details.
- They will set up your fundraiser page and send you the link.
- Rally your friends, family and networks to lend to your cause!
- Change an entrepreneur’s life forever!
Head over to Milaap’s campaign page and adopt an entrepreneur today!
And the reward, you may ask? In three months’ time, you get to meet the entrepreneur face to face and spend a day (or more) with them in a trip sponsored by Milaap.
Are you up for the challenge? We certainly hope so! Give a woman entrepreneur the wings to fly with Milaap!
Milaap is a social enterprise that enables people around the world to give a loan to the working poor in India. Founded by a team of young social entrepreneurs from IIT,IIM, National University of Singapore in June 2010, it has impacted over 7000 lives across 8 states 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.
• 100% of your money goes to the end borrower
• You will know exactly who your money goes to and get regular repayment updates
To learn more about Milaap and how it works, read our FAQs.