Manashi’s story illustrates the importance of forming a group and the necessity and value of the kind of support born out of YGB’s “Sister Aid” microloan groups to survive their hardships without giving up.
Manashi and her husband lived on selling fish. Manashi’s husband was a drunkard who squandered what little money they had on drinking. In 2016, a social worker from YGB’s NGO partner Nishtha learned about Manashi’s situation and told her about YGB’s Sister Aid project, which provides micro loans for impoverished mothers and education funds for their young daughters. Manashi joined this program right away and her economic condition started to improve. Manashi often suffered with severe headaches and was diagnosed with a brain tumor… Read more
Annual Gala in Los Angeles Celebrates
If you are in Los Angeles area in October, please join us at our exciting Annual Gala, generously hosted again by YogaGlo in Santa Monica. This year’s Namaste Award will be presented to Premal Shah of Kiva.org. It is a special and intimate gathering with a wine/kombucha reception, sit-down Indian dinner, live Indian dance & music, silent and live auction. All guests receive generous gift bags including a one year membership from YogaGlo. Save your spot with an early bird ticket today.
We are delighted to acknowledge Julee Yew-Crijns (London, UK) and Lauren Peterson (Los Angeles, USA) as “Ambassadors of the Year”, which will be presented at the Annual Gala. Julee became the first Ambassador in the U.K. in 2011 and has continued her annual fundraising efforts. She also inspired our first Seva Trip this January and coordinated this very successful trip. Lauren joined YGB five years ago and has been hosting YGB events every year. She also joined a special event in Tokyo in 2017, as well as taking part in this year’s Seva Trip to India. YGB is truly fortunate to have these most passionate Ambassadors who share YGB’s mission and work with their communities to make a life changing impact together.
We are thrilled to have these new global supporters who are key to our campaign.
“At Banyan Botanicals, we are eternally grateful for the wisdom that flows from India, enlightening our lives. Being a supporter of Yoga Gives Back helps us give expression to this gratitude through the wonderful work they are doing to empower women from some of the poorest families in India. Through sharing our mutual gifts, we can all work together to create a healthier, happier world.”
~ Kevin Casey, CEO, Banyan Botanicals
Ambassador Birgitte Kristen and Volunter Karin Korvin, Los AngelesSponsor Alice Liu, Café Gratitude Venice
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Friday, November 9: “Chuck Miller & Chad Hamrin Special Duo YGB Workshop”, AZIAM, Brentwood