While Kranti works to build up and empower the Krantikaris, the struggle to pay rent, tuition and other costs of running the NGO distracts the staff from being able to focus their attention on the girls themselves. This investment in economic sustainability will give Kranti some steady income to help reduce the amount of funding emergencies & allow the staff to focus on education, healing & empowerment. The girls, themselves, will be running these projects, so it's practical education, as well.
Kranti has no steady income source that can help them pay rent, tuition, and living expenses for the 16 girls under their care. Every month they struggle to make rent, and often end up cutting schools, extracurricular activities & therapeutic programs from the curriculum when funds are not available.
This funding will help Kranti to develop VakoLoft, the community/event/idea space that it operates in the Kranti building, a line of Kranti merchandise, and a programming schedule that will encourage support and participation from the Mumbai community for the NGO.
By creating small business ventures that the girls can operate, Kranti will be able to generate an income stream that will help to offset the operating costs & give them a path to sustainability. The girls would also get useful training, job skills and economic empowerment in the process of operating these ventures. Several girls have dreams of operating their own business spaces in their home communities, and this will be a useful training ground for those futures.