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California 94539

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Geographic areas served: Kolkata, India


Highlights of projects
Atghara, Kolkata, India -- This was Promise's first project, and it grew to a community of 70 children from humble beginnings in 2001. Due to unavoidable circumstances, this project is on hold temporarily. We hope to resume it in the near future.

Nawabpur, Kolkata, India -- Here we provide nutrition and education to children living in an extremely poor rural area on the outskirts of Kolkata. Currently we have about 200 children, mostly very young.

Self Sustaining Project for Women -- This is our second project in Nawabpur where presently 120 women are involved in making a specific product - a hand-knitted dishcloth. This product is being marketed in the USA by an US marketing company.

Sustenance of existing projects
  • Daily nutritious meals for the children.
  • Hiring more qualified teachers for tutoring the children, most of whom are first generation school goers in the family. Need to hire teachers for Art and Music.
  • Wages for the cooks, supervisors
  • Books and school supplies for each child
  • Medicine and health care for the children in case of any illness

 Overview of the Needs

Building the Community Center

Currently the tutorial classes and all children related activities are held in a rented place. A community center owned by Promise Worldwide will allow a larger and much better environment. This center will be used in addition to the tutorial. For building this community center the expenses will include:

  • Acquiring land
  • Construction of the building
  • Furnishing
  • Equipment
    • Computer Training
    • Vocational Training


Hiring Administrators

As the organization grows both in the USA and in India administrators are to be hired. In addition the President of Promise needs to spend full or committed part time for Promise for which she needs to be compensated.


The Solution:

  • To sustain the existing projects and grow the projects by bringing more children under the project.
  • Build a community center building for the children to study.
  • Hiring paid administrators both in USA and India for a more professional management.

To provide food, education and training to under-privileged children and women from the slums of the world. We will provide them with access to basic amenities and education, so that they can transform themselves into successful, independent citizens. We will also build self-sustaining programs for them that will help reduce hunger, child abuse, unwanted births, diseases and create a sense of hope for these individuals. We will initially focus on the slums of Kolkata, India, and then expand to centers world wide through collaborations with organizations with a similar purpose as ours.

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Promise is an incredible organization - I am impressed every day by the dedication of Jaya Di and other volunteers in raising money and helping the under-privileged in my area in eastern India. What I especially like about Promise is the projects that they work on. By focusing on the education and ... more »
Like many immigrants to the US, I always felt this was/is the land of opportunity, hence, once I got here, I felt that this country would allow me to fulfill my dream to do something however small for the people of India. A product of Kolkata, India, I always wanted to help an organization from its... more »
Promise is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empower underprivileged children and women with education and Self Reliance. We believe that education is a means to economic empowerment and social progress. Promise is currently involved in a number of projects in and around the metropolitan city ... more »
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