Each of us
has our own philosophy regarding how to help
Whether we live in
Indeed we can. And why not now?
Here is a quick list of some simple ways:
1) We all wonder, especially during festive seasons, how to send
unique gifts to our near and dear ones. There's a really nice way to
do this, while helping Indian artisans. By shopping online for some
exquisite handmade goods, and have them delivered to friends and
quality Indian products.
Visit Craftsbridge. The site offers a wide range fantastic items, from all parts of the
country. Help the Indian artisans -- who have rarely had direct
access to customers -- bring their creations to your homes. You can
help those who have been exploited over generations, keeping them in
2) If you're interested in being more involved and doing something more
substantial, you can be a part of a novel venture to help promote the
largely ignored entrepreneurial potential that exists in rural
venture capital fund. It aims to provide timely, appropriate venture
capital financing, management support and professional expertise to
promising micro ventures. It accords priority to projects with limited
or no access to established institutions.
As an investor and an advisor for Aavishkaar,
I can personally vouch for its value proposition.
exciting project is SRIVIDYASRAM, a modern
It is a highly subsidized school without an eye on profit. The children studying there do so either free or on subsidy or scholarships. The school does not get any assistance from the Government the parents, predominantly agricultural laborers are too poor to pay fees covering the total expenditure of the school. That is why the school needs your kind help. To help, visit
Several Government officials and other agencies that conducted inspections after the tragic fire in a school in Kumbakonam in July 2004, had only words of praise for the foresight and attention with which the school has been built. It is a model school that others can emulate. There is no other Nursery and Primary school like SRIVIDYASRAM in the entire district.
As someone who has seen the school grow, I wish we had at least one such school in every district of India.
4) So, that takes care of your inner needs. What about your kids? You
can sensitize your children and help them learn about the real
invaluable hands-on experience by getting to work with NGOs and execute
projects that are created/defined by local developmental experts.
Check out http://www.indify.org/index_indicorp.htm
5) Fine, before you decide, you want to know what else is being done
to help the usually forgotten lot? Many sites consolidate such information:
6) Finally, you feel that nothing in
governance prevails? You can join forces with many who think this way.
A visit to
will convince you that there is hope.
Whatever you decide to do, for
Sarve JanAha Sukhinaha Bhavanthu!
Let us work to make tomorrow a better day for the forgotten.