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LED lights and new fans delivered
Fundraiser: Light up tribal training centres
by Centre for Youth and Social Development
16 May 2018
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We achieved 17% of our target, and raised ₹20,610. We received 24 LED bulbs, 13 LED lights and 10 new fans on the 29th of January at our main office in Bhubaneswar. The goods will be delivered to our Livelihoods Training Centre, around 350 km away from Bhubaneswar, by the end of the week, after which we will begin lighting up the centre!

30 alumni visit Delhi
Fundraiser: Show graduates new career dreams
by Medha
16 May 2018
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30 of our most dedicated alumni travelled to Delhi in March thanks to this fundraiser. This was their first time travelling to a metropolitan city, so everyone was excited!

In Delhi, they participated in activity-based sessions and visited the Microsoft offices - all culminating to help them expand their horizons, aspire for more and guide their future careers. Alumni Suraj Verma, an aspiring electrical engineer said, "I had never imagined that I will get a chance to visit such a big company and interact with their employees. In this 3-day journey, what I learned has been revolutionary."

 

 

Desks for 75 schoolgirls
Fundraiser: Desks to get schoolgirls off floor
by Pardada Pardadi Educational Society
27 April 2018
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Your generous contribution helped this fundraiser raise ₹49,006. The amount raised is enough to buy 25 desks with attached benches for the senior school. Three students can sit comfortably on one bench and these desks will get help 75 schoolgirls get quality education. 

Providing a commodity as basic as a desk doesn’t just improve the condition of a classroom but also attracts more underprivileged students to the school. 

Cycles will be bought soon
Fundraiser: Gift cycles to keep girls in school
by Institute of Health Management Pachod
12 April 2018
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Thank you for helping us raise ₹1,00,653, enough for 25 cycles!

We are in the process of selecting 25 school girls from Jamkhed and Wadigodri in Jalna, Maharashtra, who will receive a cycle each. 

The criteria for selecting the girls include: 1. They are in 8th or 9th Standard. 2. There is no public transport available for them to commute to school, and have to walk. 3. They are from families falling below the poverty line, who have a BPL card. 4. They have completed IHMP’s six-month Life Skills Education course. The cycles will be purchased in June, just in time for the new academic year.

Asavari gives us a smile
Fundraiser: Free children from birth defect
by Mission Smile
13 March 2018
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Your donation went towards part of the costs of cleft lip surgery for Asavari from Hirkani Wadi.

When Asavari was born, her parents Mahesh and Karuna were shattered to see their first-born with a cleft lip. They were unaware of what a cleft lip was and couldn't help her. Asavari had difficulties eating, meaning she received less nutrients and began suffering from malnutrition.

The cost of surgery would always send her parents back home from hospitals - until they found out about our medical camp and free surgeries. Now Asavari has a beautiful new smile and is beginning to get her health back.

Construction to start soon
Fundraiser: Sick room to boost girls' health
by Baale Mane
07 March 2018
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Your kind contribution towards this fundraiser helped raise ₹10,788 of the ₹50,000 target amount. The amount was raised to help Baale Mane construct a sick room for 54 girls.

Currently, Baale Mane are finalizing the last stages of the design and tender and hope to start construction within a month.The existing dormitory will be converted into a sick room when the girls get a new dormitory.

The funds raised will be used for renovations and purchases for the new sick room.

 

Educating communities about climate change
Fundraiser: Equip kids to fight climate change
by Mountain Children Foundation
07 March 2018
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Thanks to your generous support, the fundraiser, Equip kids to fight climate change, raised ₹50,215 of the ₹1,44,000 target amount. The amount raised has been added to funds received from two other sources for the Climate Education for Adaptation programme. The activities planned under the programme will be conducted for a year.

In the last four months,  ₹6,242 has been utilised from the amount raised on Small Change to implement the programme in 4 villages in Vikasnagar block covering 4 Bal Sangathans.

38 new school kits
Fundraiser: Stationery for ragpickers' kids
by Tiljala SHED
27 Feb. 2018
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Thanks to you, we raised ₹15,106, enough for 38 school kits. Each school kit contained a school bag, geometry box, 3 pencils, an eraser, a sharpener, 3 notebooks, a colouring book and a box of crayons.

We distributed the school kits at 2 of our centres in Kolkata to 38 eager students. On the 7th of February, the children at Topsia Canal Side Educational Centre received their kits, and on the 8th of February, the children at Park Circus Railway Squatter Camp Educational Centre received their kits.

Health and hygiene kits for our shelter
Fundraiser: Nappies and nutrition for innocents
by Apne Aap Women's Collective
26 Feb. 2018
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We received 15 hygiene kits and 11 health kits with the funds raised. The health kits included steel plates, spoons, oil rice and dal, while the hygiene kits included diapers, soap, shampoo and a towel. 

Here’s what Priyanka, aged 14 had to say: “I am enjoying eating out of these new plates! Since they are sectioned, it’s easier for me to have different items during lunch. I am also a monitor during dinner time and have realised that other children drop less food out of these sectioned plates than earlier circular plates. It feels good to observe this because it means less food is wasted.”

*Faces blurred to protect identity

Hygiene Kits for 20 beneficiaries
Fundraiser: Help beat malnutrition with hygiene
by Fight Hunger Foundation
14 Feb. 2018
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Your generous donations helped the fundraiser raised ₹11,310 of its target amount of Rs 300,000. Fight Hunger Foundation has added the amount to the funding of one of their existing programs in Baran. The funds raised on Small Change will fund hygiene Kits to 20 Severely Acute Malnutrition (SAM) beneficiaries seeking treatment under the Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) program.

Every hygiene kit contributed towards building a better future for these beneficiaries!

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