Complete: Emergency Income Generation Project for Parveen (6) of Delhi, India: $1,000 Raised. THANK YOU!
This project is now complete. Launched: January 10, 2015.
Completed: May 6, 2015.
Our goal was to raise $1,000.
$1,000 raised. THANK YOU!
*Please note that all donations of at least $10 to this project between April 10 and May 6, 2015 will get an entry in our Birthday Raffle.
Special thanks: To Elvis Kibiti for his generous $150 donation that will be matched by his employer. This means so much to Parveen and her family and gets our new project off on the right foot. THANK YOU. Also thanks to Suzzanne and Jeff Cutler for donating their Holiday Raffle prize to Parveen and family AND their latest heroic $500 donation that finished off this project! Finally thanks to Jocelyn Vache for donating $20 in proceeds she made with her awesome Aura’s House necklace.
Parveen (6) lives in a one room home with a mud floor, and plastic sheeting walls with her parents and her seven siblings. Her father is too ill to work so the family lives off of Parveen’s mothers income which totals $120 per month. At the moment, Parveen through no fault of her own, lost her previous sponsor through Children International and is now even more vulnerable than when we first started planning this project.
We aim to raise a total of $1,000 to purchase the following items: Start-up funds and support for a slipper business, a bike for Parveen to enable better transport to school, a food processor, and clothing. We also aim to find Parveen a new sponsor. All projects on the Aura’s House site are 100% US tax deductible and 100% of donations go to our projects and the families or communities they serve.
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Lauren Jurgens of Children International writes,
We received a reply from the agency last summer on an Income Generation Project that the family wanted to start, as well as some other needed items. The home improvement project (originally planned by Aura’s House) wasn’t feasible because the maternal grandmother who owns the plot has refused to let any construction be done to the plot.
Instead of home repairs, support for their income generating project was proposed – buying and selling slippers. They buy slippers from a wholesale market and sell them in a retail market. Two months support for the business would give them a boost and they could sell different sizes.
In addition to that, the following items for Parveen and her family were suggested: a bike for Parveen to enable better transport to school, a food processor, and clothing.
The total cost for all of these was $1000.00 at the time we received the reply.
Start-up Funds and Support for a Slipper Business = $800
Food Processor = $20
Clothing = $130
Parveen’s former sponsor who originally initiated this project wrote:
“Parveen is a very sweet 6 year old living in India. She loves to play with her friends and draw. Parveen has seven siblings aged 19 to 5. Her father is too ill to work, and so the mother alone supports the family of ten. All ten of them share a single mulit-use room house. The house has a mud floor, walls made of plastic sheeting, and a corrugated tile roof. “
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