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Milaap is a mission driven company changing the way people fund and impact communities in need. Every day, they connect hundreds of hardworking borrowers looking to start a small business, pay for education, install better facilities in their households, and more - with people around the world willing to lend and rally their friends and family with as little as Rs. 500 ($25)
The Hope Project
The Hope Project is a campaign that aims to inspire urban masses towards empowering rural women entrepreneurs through small contributions. What makes this project special is that the women in this case are ex-Devadasis and the possibility of self-reliance is a ray of fierce hope for them. Within the Devadasi system, young girls are “married” to the temple goddess. This merciless practice, though illegal, still exists in small towns of India.
At Milaap, we're trying to change their lives in the best and only way we know - empower the people to empower them! The Hope Project seeks to shed some myths about this practice and invites small loans for the micro enterprises of these women. With these small loans, the women can set up small businesses and escape from this cycle of hopelessness.
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|3.||30 seconds for IndiChange||3:10 PM|
|4.||Milaap.org: real stories||3:45 PM|
|5.||Let's eat! (high tea)||4:45 PM|
|6.||IndiForum discussion||5:15 PM|
|8.||Head home and keep blogging!||6:45 PM|