India celebrates its 65th year of independence on 15th August 2012, and though we have accomplished a lot, we still have a long way to go. A lot is said about what we need to do, but not enough is done to get us where we want to be. It is time to stop talking and start acting!
Milaap wants to give everyone the chance to make a difference for India! Starting this week, they are kicking off the “Adopt an Entrepreneur” campaign, in which you can select an artisan and raise funds for him/her.
Milaap is believes in giving a hand-up, not a handout. So the funds are disbursed as loans, which means 100% of your contributions come back to you.
The loans will go towards enabling them to set up or expand small businesses, and the loan amounts required are Rs 35,000 or 625 USD per entrepreneur. This way, not only are you taking care of their livelihood, you’re enabling them to provide employment to many more!
Milaap’s goal is to have at least 30 entrepreneurs fully funded by August 15th! How will this work?
1. Click here and choose an entrepreneur you wish to ‘adopt’: http://www.milaap.org/adopt–an–entrepreneur
2. Fill in the form that follows with your details.
3. They will set up your fundraiser page and send you the link.
4. Get your friends, family and networks to lend to your cause!
5. Change an entrepreneur’s life forever!
Head over to Milaap’s campaignpage and adopt an entrepreneur today!
And the reward, if you may ask? In three months’ time, you get to meet the entrepreneur face to face and spend a day (or more) with them in a trip sponsored by Milaap.
Are you up for the challenge? We hope so!