May 17, 2010
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.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
my travels to India and in conversations with women from other developing countries.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Board Member & I served as Treasurer, Project Grants Convener, and now as President.