• location

    Dehradun, India

  • duration

    3 weeks

  • price

    $1100

Empower Rural Women in India

Increase the quality of life for rural women in India through micro finance awareness and financial literacy.

project description

There are women all across India that are in need of support, attention and the opportunity to care for themselves and their families. In this project you will be actively participating in improving the lives of women living in rural women in India through micro finance loans. Micro finance loans are one of the tools used to overcome exploitation, create confidence, and build financial independence and sustainability among rural women in India by providing them the means to start their own small businesses and provide for themselves and their children. Along with micro finance loans for rural women in India, volunteers also help with creating and teaching workshops on financial literacy, nutrition and healthy living.  

cost breakup

Confirmation and registration fee, Volunteer placement coordination, Pre-departure information, 24/7 In-country assistance, airport pick up, accommodation, food and transportation to project sites on all volunteer days.

Cost per extra week: USD 200

skills required

  • Team spirit
  • Self motivated
  • Flexibility to new situations
  • Knowledge about micro finance loans

volunteer's experience

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  • Volunteers

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description

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trip highlights

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description

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trip highlights

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