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Nonprofit Overview

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

I've been a volunteer with the Vibha for about 5 yrs. I've enjoyed working with an excellent team of volunteers, their energy to help out and drive an event to success. Proud to be part of such an excellent team and knowing that whatever small I can do towards this organization, I can also make a difference in the life of less fortunate child.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Vibha for more than a year now and it gives me immense pleasure that I am also able to make difference in the life of less fortunate children. The thing that amazes me about Vibha is, it is volunteer run organization. kudos to those volunteers for their dedication. I am proud to be associated with Vibha.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was an active volunteer years for several years have been an active donor for Vibha organization. It is an excellent oraganization doing great job for the under priviledged children. Great organization to volunteer.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Vibha for the past 3 years and it has been a learning and enriching experience for me. I joined Vibha immediately after graduating from school as I had spare time at my disposal. I was not sure of my commitment when I went for the first meeting. I was given an overview of all the projects handled by my action center at that meeting, and at the end of 2 hours I had signed up to look into a project that had come for review. The 2 months that followed reviewing the project not only gave me an insight about the project in hand, but also about how meticulously and seriously Vibha takes various aspects like mission, focus, sustainability, scalability and of course finances of a project in consideration. Every good and noble idea should be given a chance at the same time making sure that every penny of the donor is accounted for. I interacted with a dedicated and smart bunch of volunteers over this period, who always had innovative ideas for any project, and were knowledgeable about various issues faced by underprivileged children. After that I have been the project lead for two projects in India, AURED (focuses on children suffering from hearing disability) and Ariviyal Anandnam (provides learning aids for children from lower income groups to retain their interest in school). Every monitoring report and project review has re-affirmed my faith in the credibility and effectiveness of Vibha. The program coordinators from the grassroots organizations supported by Vibha have always lauded volunteers for their efforts in ensuring smooth functioning of the project. In the past couple of years, I took up a role as a co-lead for our annual fundraiser which exposed me to the fundraising side of Vibha. Volunteers have exhibited a great deal of professionalism and commitment in coming up with various fundraising programs and ideas, developing marketing materials, applying for grants, and maintaining good patron relations. All action centers work tirelessly for ensuring the success of a Vibha fundraiser event. It is truly motivational to be part of such an organization. I hope I can reach out and contribute more to grassroots organizations through Vibha in the future.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am volunteering with Vibha for last four years and it give immense pleasure and satisfaction that all the money we raise would go to help the kids, who do not even have access to very basic amenities.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

there is a proverb " every cloud has a silver lining". i think vibha has been a silver lining to those kids whom they are nurturing and taking care of. they have always gone out of their way to take of them more than themselves. this team has been the mother and father to them. fulfilled their wishes, respected them and loved them endlessely... you know what i like about vibha is that they are focussed and self motivated and they have so much of love to give to the kids.. its been a wonderful experience with them when i joined in as volunteer. HATS OFF !!! love you guys for what ur dong..ALL THE BEST!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for Vibha for over seven years and have felt truly empowered to make a difference for the cause of underprivileged children. First of all, I found Vibha as very open organization, willing to take on new ideas, new projects, new volunteers at the same time being extremely focused on solving the problem at hand. Vibha takes a lot of effort in not only ensuring that every dollar donated is put to best use, but also works hard to connect the dots by linking the patrons directly with the projects wherever possible as well as connecting the various projects with each other for sharing ideas and best practices.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been a wonderful experience. It is always fun to work with others of my age. I am always excited to help for a special cause.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for Vibha for 5 years and think it is one of the most transparent organizations one can come across. It truly makes a difference in the lives of children, which anyone is free to witness by visiting a supported project. As a volunteer driven organization there is no hierarchy and every volunteer has equal say. Volunteers can work in an of interest to them, which accounts for the longevity of our volunteers. It is an organization I am truly proud to be associated with.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been an active donor and volunteer for Vibha organization for the last 3 years. I feel they do an excellent job in the community.