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Tue, June 4, 2013 7:56pm
posted by YGB in Success Stories
Directly Funded "Sister Aid" Programs Did you know that India ranks 122 out of 138 nations on gender equality? In some rural areas, more than fifty percent of girls are married before age fifteen. An estimated six thousand women are killed every year due to low dowry. Female literacy is still considerably lower than male literacy.However, women make the best poverty fighters. Women use... read more
Tue, June 4, 2013 7:01pm
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"Sister Aid" — Bangalore, KarnatakaThe YGB team visited Jayashree for the third time this past November. As always, Jayashree and her husband Ramo welcomed us with big smiles. Their 4-year-old son, Hoysin, who is now speaking and spelling in English, was there as well. This year Jayashree qualified for her fourth loan from Grameen Koota. She received 30,000 Rs. (about $700),... read more
Thu, May 30, 2013 7:51pm
posted by YGB in Success Stories
Deenabandhu Envisages a World Without Borders Where Every Child is Educated and Empowered!Back in November of 2010, Yoga Gives Back (YGB) was invited to visit the Deenabandhu Trust Children's Home in Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, South India by Sophie Herbert Slater, a YGB Ambassador.  Sophie had been witness to the good work being done at Deenabandhu since 2006 and was eager to share her... read more
Thu, May 30, 2013 3:27pm
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We Are So Proud of These Mothers' Amazing Accomplishments! In 2010, YGB first funded microloans for this group of 22 mothers in Tripuranagar village. Three years later, their average income has risen 600%, from 135 to 815 rupees per month.  Sister Aid recipients Anjali Naskar makes Paper Bags, has opened an individual bank account and was able to obtain computer literacy training... read more