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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, International, International Relief, Philanthropy

Mission: Vibha’s mission is to educate, empower and enable every individual who wants to make a difference in the life of an underprivileged child. In 1991, a few people in New Jersey decided to start an organization that would provide a platform for individuals who want to improve the lives of millions of underprivileged children in India. Collectively, the dreams and actions of these people have resulted in a positive difference in the lives of 150,000 children through 190 projects.

Results: Since 1991, Vibha has made a positive difference in the lives of 150,000 children through 190 projects.

Direct beneficiaries per year: About 40,000

Geographic areas served: India, USA

Programs: Vibha makes sure that the contributions are put to good use by directing the money to its partner-projects, all of which are run by dedicated individuals who work with under-privileged children. Projects focus on severely disadvantaged and vulnerable groups - children in bonded labor, street and slum dwelling children. Support is also extended to community development programs focusing on the welfare of the community.

Community Stories

113 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What I love most about Vibha is that it actually enables you to act. I can not blame anyone else any more about the plight of the children. It's as if the magic wand is in my hands and I am asked what will I do for them? I do not see Vibha as just another organization, I see it as a movement - that brings people with various abilities, skills, ideas, interests together and we all improve continuously together for a better world for the children.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has - This Margaret Mead quote has become one of the most commonly used quotes at vibha over the last few years and this mentality has permeated throughout the entire organization. I have been involved with Vibha for almost a decade now and vibha has now become a part of my daily existence. A number of things have attracted me about the organization and kept me motivated over the years. First and foremost, I am amazed by the commitment of the volunteer body. Vibha volunteers battle everything from personal struggles to tough economies to ensure that money is raised for the underprivileged kids that Vibha supports in the US and in India. Secondly, Vibha strong project selection and project monitoring methodologies ensure that the money is being spent on the right and deserving projects and once the money is given to the project, its being utilized in the right way. Vibha also manages to keep a very low administrative overhead, which ensure that approximately 90 cents of every dollar raised reaches the right recipient.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is said that children are our future. Vibha strives to give every child an opportunity. I am really happy to be part of such an organization and help make a difference in the lives of children in need. In the past couple of years that I have been with Vibha, I have met some truly amazing people who have surprised me by their dedication and commitment towards the cause. Vibha is entirely a volunteer driven organization which allows them to donate 90 cents of every dollar raised to child development projects. I see Vibha as an organization with huge potential to make a difference. A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step!.