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Review for Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

In November 2010 I had the opportunity to travel to Nepal and India where I met with grantees in Kathmandu and in Kolkata. We visited Project 5-O Calcutta, a project for which VGIF was the first funder in 1983. It continues to be a thriving community project where children are educated, mothers acquire literacy and vocational skills, and - with the latest project - families get in-door latrines. We also met with 2 project grantees from the south of India. In both cases, the initial VGIF grant has been multiplied - the women are generating incomes and are able to educate their children. VGIF is making a difference in the lives of women and girls worldwide through its micro-grants. It is a volunteer run organization, with just 2 paid employees and it gets its funds from a network of donors worldwide.

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Role:  Board Member & I served as Treasurer, Project Grants Convener, and now as President.