About Our Organization
Our mission is to mobilize the global yoga community to empower women and children in India to build sustainable livelihoods.
For the cost of one yoga class, you can change a life.
We provide Micro Loans and Education Funds.
In 2007, inspired by Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Dr. Muhammad Yunus‘revolutionary micro financing breakthrough, Yoga Gives Back began supporting micro credit programs. Through the Grameen Foundation, we funded programs who lend small loans to women who are otherwise excluded from the conventional banking and financial systems. YGB partnes with local NGOs NISHTHA in West Bengal and Deenbandhu Trust in Karnataka. In the last eleven years, YGB has grown to fund over 1200 mothers and children with micro loan programs and education funds with a minimum of five-year commitment to each person.
In 2013, YGB created “SHE” (Scholarship for Higher Education) to support destitute high school students to achieve higher education. Selected by YGB’s partner NGOs in India, these students, despite of their financial background, are eager and have a huge potential to become future change makers in their own communities, their country and the world.
Yoga Gives Back is now in seventeen countries world wide with Volunteers, Ambassadors and Advisors who work tirelessly by holding event classes, distributing information, and working hard to help change lives.
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