Empower Future Leaders from Mumbai Red-Light Areas

by Kranti
Aug 9, 2010

Kranti's Productive Summer!

Chilling in the Kranti home...
Chilling in the Kranti home...

Dear Global Giving Supporters,

As of August 6, Kranti has raised $10,783 on Global Giving! We cannot thank you enough for your generous support since our April 27 launch on GG, and we wanted to give you a quick report on the exciting things going on at Kranti.

As most of you know, Kranti co-founer Trina Talukdar has been attending the Unreasonable Institute (.org) in Boulder since late May. At this 10-week Institute, Trina has: - Created a business plan so we can launch our for-profit ventures and be on the road to sustainability; - Networked with global non-profit leaders and social entrepreneurs, including the Skoll Foundation and the Global Fund for Women; - Launched our rudimentary website, which we’ll expand to the full version by late August; - Submitted our applications for tax-exempt status in India and the United States; - Created a partnership with a Mumbai-based film maker who is already teaching film/videography skills to one Revolutionary; - Become trained as a representative of “Girls Fight Back” to teach the Revolutionaries and other young women self-defense skills upon her return to India; - Pitched in front of dozens of investors, leaders, and entrepreneurs…her Global Summit pitch is linked below; - And plenty of other exciting things!

While Trina and Robin have been busy planning for Kranti’s future, the Revolutionaries have been hard at work living daily life – studying 3-4 hours a day, taking dance and painting classes, exploring Mumbai, and (of course!) dancing in the rain since the monsoons started last month. They are also preparing for a big move in early September, when we relocate to a new flat that accommodates 4 more girls...because we will be welcoming two new Revolutionaries in late August!

Also, if you missed our announcement via Facebook, Kranti was selected as a Cordes Fellow to Opportunity Collaboration, a 5-day conference in Mexico for non-profit leaders and social entrepreneurs. We have one more exciting fellowship but cannot announce it until the organization sends out a press release....so stay tuned! Our next update will be in late August after we're all (Trina, Robin, and the new Revolutionaries) settled into the new flat.

Once again, thank you for your support on Global Giving and in general - none of these accomplishments would be possible without you!

Sincerely, Robin, Trina & the Revolutionaries

Sketching the Landscape...
Sketching the Landscape...



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Organization Information


Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra - India
Website: http://www.kranti-india.org
Project Leader:
Robin Chaurasiya
Mumbai, Maharashtra India