Each year these projects provide 400 bicycles to girls in rural Maharashtra so they can continue their education. Otherwise they are unable to visit the school because they live too far away.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In rural areas of India more than 50% of girls drop out of school after Class 5. Although school is free, transport costs deter rural families from sending girls to school. These families seek a mobile solution to make education a reality for their daughters.
How will this project solve this problem?
In order to offer girls a chance at an education, we provide bicycles at a 0% interest loan. Mann Deshi also donates the bicycle to the girls whose family do not afford loan.
Potential Long Term Impact
The girls deserve the chance to go to school; only through education can they become independent and successful, and be released from poverty and repression. As ongoing projects, we try to give 400 bicycles to girls each year, allowing them to continue their schooling.
Total Funding Received to Date: $55,148
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $19,852
Total Funding Goal: $75,000