Empower Underprivileged Women & Girls in India

$9,999 $1
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Sambhali Trust provides over 350 underprivileged women and girls in Rajasthan state with educational, vocational, and social skills to help them to become confident and financially independent.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Women and girls continued to be constrained by India's patriarchal society, as well as ongoing caste discrimination. Many have little or no access to education or basic health services. They even do not have the right to choose their husband and manage that relationship. Without education, women are caught in a cycle of poverty and dependence on male family members.

How will this project solve this problem?

In addition to providing classes in Hindi, English and Math, Sambhali Trust teaches income-generating skills such as sewing. Currently over 350 women and girls participate in Sambhali's eleven empowerment initiatives in Jodhpur city and Setrawa village.

Potential Long Term Impact

Parents see their daughters benefiting from education and employment, and no longer force girls to marry at a young age. Additionally the women share their knowledge with their family, and perhaps their husband's family, further extending the benefits of Sambhali Trust.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $9,999

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $9,999 .  The original project funding goal was $10,000.


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Govind Rathore

Jodhpur, Rajasthan India

Where is this project located?

Map of Empower Underprivileged Women & Girls in India