Give a girl a bike: help her to go to school

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Give a girl a bike: help her to go to school
Give a girl a bike: help her to go to school
Give a girl a bike: help her to go to school
Give a girl a bike: help her to go to school
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give a girl a bike: help her go to school

Give A Girl A Bike: Help Her Go To School Dear Mann Deshi Friends and Supporters, Thank you for your continued support of the Bicycle Project. 100 Rural School Girls are getting BICYCLES on the occasion of Women's Day. Your support will help them to continue their higher education. For more information please click on : http://youtu.be/zndJuqJ9JMU We greatly appreciate all the support you have given us so far and hope that you will help us to make this program successful by providing grants to buy a girl a bicycle. Your generous donation will support these young girls to dream whatever they wish and also motivate to choose the option like becoming engineer. Sincerely,

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  Dear Mann Deshi Friends and Supporters,

Thank you for your continued support of the Bicycle Project.

100 Rural School Girls are getting BICYCLES on the occasion of Women’s Day.  Your support will help them to continue their higher education.  For more information please click on : http://youtu.be/zndJuqJ9JMU

“I want to become an engineer”. This was an aspiration of Ms. Swapa Bhandare. Mann Deshi started Freedom Ride program in support of girls for who wish to continue higher education. Lack of transport facilities force girls to drop out from school after 7th grade. The Mann Deshi Foundation has provided bicycle to thousands of girls. Bicycle program helps them to travel and continue high school. After high school they also enter graduate program. Mann Deshi also organizes career development workshop for these girls. In one of the workshop Ms. Bhandare said, “Without bicycle I would have dropped out of the school and would have become wage laborers in fields.” High schools education brought aspiration to these young girls. In career development workshop one of them said “I want to become an engineer”

On the occasion of Women’s Day, 8th March, 2013 Mann Deshi is distributing 100 bicycles to rural school girls.  We greatly appreciate all the support you have given us so far and hope that you will help us to make this program successful by providing grants to buy a girl a bicycle.    

Your generous donation will support these young girls to dream whatever they wish and also motivate to choose the option like becoming engineer.

Most Sincerely,

Mann Deshi Foundation

 

 

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Dear  Mann Deshi Supporters,

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Give a girl bike, Change her Life”:  Mann Deshi has given bicycle to more than 4000 girls.  Bike gives these girls an opportunity to carry on their advanced education.

A Hope in the time of Drought-Mann Deshi Catte Camp” : Today, people are migrating from Mann Taluka, not in search of employment but in search of drinking water. Mann taluka is facing an acute drought situation in more than 185 villages. Since last 24 months there is no rain. In such a situation it is crucially needed to provide water to households by tankers and to arrange fodder and water in cattle camps in the areas.

 “B-School at woman’s doorstep”:  Mann Deshi Bank with B-school together has been able to reach +155,000 women and have provided them capital and business training. 60% of women have been able to start and expand their business successfully.

This would not have been possible without our supporters and partners.  And as we come to the end of another successful year, we want to thank those who have contributed to Mann Deshi’s success.

The Mann Deshi aims to provide underprivileged rural women with the resources they need to improve their lives.  Mann Deshi works holistically to improve slummy women’s lives through a variety of financial services, business trainings and skills.

Thus, we hope that you remember Mann Deshi when you think about buying gifts this holiday season.  Any donations you make will have a direct impact on the disadvantaged rural women and girls we serve, allowing them to improve their lives: your donation would truly be a gift that kept on giving.

Mann Deshi currently has three projects linked with Global Giving, a US and UK based organization that connects people with the countries and causes they are passionate about.  Global Giving is registered under 501c3 so that US donors receive tam exemptions.  For this donation Mann Deshi Foundation is registered under 80G and also has tax exemption.  Your tax-deductible donation will be wired directly to Mann Deshi Foundation from Global Giving.

The projects you can contribute to are:

1.      The Freedom Ride Bicycle Program for Girls provides bicycles to girls in remote locations so that they can travel to school, and therefore complete their education

For "GlobalGiving US" site, project report is located at:

http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/girls-education-through-bicycles-in-india/updates/

For "GlobalGiving UK" site, project report is located at: http://www.globalgiving.co.uk/pr/2000/proj1963d.html

2.      Mann Deshi Udyogini (B-school for rural women in india) brings life skills and financial training to poor rural wage laborers, empowering them to become successful businesswomen.
http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/business-school1/

3.      Mann Deshi Catte Camp : A Hope in the time of Drought. The Biggest cattle camp in India, providing water and fodder to animals. 2012 also went out without rain. No drop of rain since last two years.

For "GlobalGiving" site, your project report is located at: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/mann-deshi-cattle-camp/updates/

For "GlobalGiving UK" site, Your project report is located at: http://www.globalgiving.co.uk/pr/10700/proj10685d.html

To make an anonymous donation, a donation on behalf of another person, or to donate as a gift in a friend's name, please visit www.globalgiving.com and search "Mann Deshi Foundation", or go directly to Mann Deshi's link: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/business-school1/

With many thanks and warm wishes for a wonderful Christmas holiday season and New Year.

Happy Holidays,

Yours Sincerely,
Chetna

 

 

 

 

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Rupali with her Grandfather & Grandmother
Rupali with her Grandfather & Grandmother

 

“My teacher gives punishment to me, as I reach school late”, Says, Rupali, age 15 years old.

Rupa says, “My school is 3 km far from my home. As I walk daily to the school, sometimes I reach late. And teacher gives punishment to me.  My Mother & Father expired when I was four years old.  I have one brother & sister. I am younger one. My sister got married.  I & my brother live with our grandfather & grandmother. 

 I always felt lonely as like other girls I do not have mother & father to take care.  I saw other girls coming by bicycle and always felt that, if I also have cycle, I will reach school on time and the teacher will not punish me. 

One day I was at “Mann Deshi Cattle Camp” with my grandfather and grandmother. I saw that Ms. Asha (another girl on Cattle Camp) got a bicycle from the Mann Deshi Foundation. I asked Asha, why the Mann Deshi Foundation gave you a bicycle? What is the idea behind it? 

I understood that the Mann Deshi Foundation donates bicycles to the poor, needy girls, so that they can continue their education.  I came to the Mann Deshi with my grandfather & grandmother and apply for a bicycle.”

After seeing her condition Mann Deshi donated bicycle to Rupa. While donating bicycle Rupa told, “This was my dream to have a bicycle. I always felt bad that I get punishment from my teacher. Now nobody will punish me and bicycle will help me to reach the school in time. I am in 10th grade now. My grandfather & mother are very old.   I want to become an independent as earliest as I can.   I would like to become a stick for my grandfather & grandmother and support them. ”

 Thanks to the supporters of Mann Deshi Bicycle Program.  Because of you the girls like Rupa can see & achieve their dream. 

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Asha with her bicycle
Asha with her bicycle

Asha´s story (Girl in Mann Deshi Cattle Camp)

One day I was wandering in our Mann Deshi Cattle Camp and saw a little girl with glasses caring for some animals. It was working all alone, cutting sugarcane to feed the cattle, cleaning cow dung away and giving water to the animals. I started wondering: “Why is she doing everything alone? She looks so fragile with her big glasses, so weak”.

I stopped there and started to ask her all questions that came in my mind. I was curious about her situation and wanted to know more.

She told me that her name is Asha. Eleven years old Asha lives in Bonewadi, a small town with her mother, two sisters, and one brother. One sister is married already and the other sister is going to marry tomorrow (28.06.2012). Because of this marriage, the mother is busy and Asha is left alone to care for the cattle. Her Father died some years ago already due to an illness. Asha is still in school, she attends 6 standards in a local village school in Diwad, 3km away from Bonewadi. She dreams of becoming a doctor after she finished her education.

Every day she has to walk the 3 km to school. After school, she has to feed the cattle and give them water in the Mann Deshi Cattle Camp, 7km away from where she lives. Sometimes one of her cousins drives her, sometimes she can pay a rikshaw but if she has no spare money she has to walk the 7km home. Then at home she has to help her mother in the household. This is her daily routine; every day she goes to school first, then cares for the cattle and then works at home. She starts her day at 7am, works during the day and studies until 10pm in the night.

 She wants to become a doctor but how can she do it? How will she have the money to go to university? She does not even have proper time for learning. Why does she have so many problems, why is her live so difficult?

Asha is born in a farmer’s family that own 11 acres of land. Normally from this land they could earn enough money to make a living, but because it did not rain last year and the drought is not new to Mann Taluka, the harvest failed and the family got no income. Her mother works as a wage laborer in Vasai, Thane, and now to earn at least some money for the family. Because both of her sisters are married (or will be tomorrow), young Asha is the only one left to take care of the cattle, the most valuable assets they have left. Asha´s glasses have a power of 8, leaving hear almost blind without them. Having this handicap makes it even harder for her to do all her tasks during the day. Her both sisters married very young; Asha does not like this. She wants to finish her education, become a doctor and only afterwards start a family.

It is a beautiful dream of such a determined young girl.

Looking at her I think:” will it be ever possible for her to become this doctor?”

Mann Deshi Foundation helped Asha by donating bicycle, so that at least she can continue her higher education.  We cannot do everything, but can do something with the help of our partners.

Please click below the links of Mann Deshi Cattle Camp:

http://khabar.ndtv.com/video/show/ndtv-india-documentary/241665
http://youtu.be/8IrZObP7wCE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IrZObP7wCE

Articles:

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_hope-in-the-time-of-drought_1704703

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/257181/one-day-cattle-camp.html

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Maharashtra/Camps-to-the-rescue/Article1-908820.aspx

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/08/201282114048913295.html

 

Most Sincerely,

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Location: Mhaswad, Maharashtra - India
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