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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

Simply Amazing. The fact that Vibha is entirely run by volunteers, avoiding all the operational costs that it would otherwise incur, attracted me the most to work for Vibha. Practically every penny that we raise is going to the cause of under-priveleged children. Moreover, we have a lot of fun while raising all that money. So, I am double happy!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Vibha has been a great organization to work with. The cause of helping children is extremely noble and brings great joy to see a smile on a kid's face. I have been associated with Vibha for over 4 years now. The entire team is a pleasure to work with. Every event is well organized. Non-profits in India with which Vibha works are carefully selected and every help possible is provided to them. Come; help Vibha help thousands of children.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am volunteering for Vibha for long time and this is one of the trusted organizations. Volunteers try to minimize the expenses and put every effort to send every dolloar raised to send it to the needy people. One best part of Vibha is anyone can be lead for an event or for an activity of interest. I am enjoy what I do. I would like to dedicate as much time as possible for volunteering Vibha

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

Completely fulfilling way to reach out to those in whose life you can bring a smile.All the volunteers' motivation is amazing - so much so that it motivates others too.The professionalism with which everything is handled is remarkable.The committment to make a difference has kept me inspired to be a part of VIBHA.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am fortunate to be where I am today. Many of the things I took for granted growing up is a dream for an underprivileged child - clothes, paper, even food. These children have a right to be educated and a chance at a better life. All they need is to be given an opportunity! I have seen people with various abilities, interests and ideas come together at Vibha to just do that. These lovely people have been an inspiration! Along the way, I have realised how difficult it is to raise/distribute funds and be effective. Vibha is very much volunteer driven and strives hard to keep costs very low. The transparency is very high. It has an excellent team of professionals volunteering a lot of their time handling this difficult task of selecting and monitoring projects. I am highly confident of how funds are being distributed and the effectiveness of Vibha' involvement at the grassroots level.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Vibha stays true to its mission which is to empower, educate and enable every individual who wants to make a difference in the life of an underprivileged child. During the last 5 years that I have been part of this movement, I have been educated about the problems faced by underprivileged children and I have felt empowered to make a difference in their lives. The organization's transparency, focus on action, respect of individuals- these are some of the reasons why I volunteer with this organization every single day.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for more than 6 years now. During this time, Vibha has evolved from a non-profit run by volunteers with a passion to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children to a professionally run non-profit with 15 Action Centers in the US and 6 in India. Vibha has reached out to 150,000 children through 190 projects in India and the US to date. All this while remaining a mostly volunteer driven organization. It has been amzaing to see the volunteer growth in the last few years which has brought in new ideas to raise awareness, renewed passion and commitment in our efforts to make a difference. As a volunteer here in the US, I may not personally see how my volunteering efforts benefit projects, but Vibha has bridged the gap by providing project updates(photos and write-ups etc. through newsletters) frequently and encouraging volunteers to visit projects during visits to India.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was fortunate to become a part of Vibha, where every volunteer is a change agent. Working for Vibha not only helps you develop personally, professionally and socially, but also gives you a sense of accomplishment by bringing you closer to the ground level educational projects that it supports across India and the United States. Where else would you get to face and learn from challenges not limited to marketing, fund-raising, event management and project monitoring, coordination, collaboration and execution ? If you want that experience, then come, join us.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I strongly believe that Children are the future of this world. Vibha supports healthcare, education and vocational training for under-privileged kids in India and US. This really motivated me to volunteer for Vibha. I have been volunteering for Vibha for more than 6 years. The reasons for volunteering with Vibha are The Cause, They way how Vibha selects Projects and monitoring method, The Volunteers who are very dedicated and Very Efficient Operation and Fundraising methods with less cost (90 cents on every 1$ raised goes to the project). It's a very professional organization to volunteer with. I'm very proud of spending my time for Vibha and making a difference in a Child's life...

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is important that every child gets the basic facilities of education and a conducive environment to grow up. Vibha is a non-profit dedicated to providing these to under-privileged children in India and US. No words can explain how focussed and goal-oriented this organization is, and hardworking the volunteers are. This organization operates in a very efficient manner and I feel proud and motivated to contribute my best to Vibha

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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!.