BEYOND MONEY


Moneylife Digital Team 18 February 2016
Majhi Maitrin is a multi-faceted, sensitive and socially pro-active organisation for the betterment of women   It started with one woman’s entry into trade union activities. She was working in a multi-state cooperative bank. The woman was Shaila Limaye and her experiences led to...

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Moneylife Digital Team 04 February 2016
Ushatai Lokhande Charitable Trust  helps rural children to get the education they deserve   There are centres of excellence in Maharashtra at schools, colleges as well as post-graduate/research levels in Mumbai and Pune, but rural children, especially girls, often do not know how to...

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Moneylife Digital Team 21 January 2016
EKansh Trust believes that the first step towards inclusion of people with disabilities is creating awareness   “As a child, I had watched a group of men who were hearing-impaired signing animatedly outside the park in Mumbai that I used to frequent with my grandfather. It had always...

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N Madhavan 07 January 2016
A wonderful effort to ensure that the children of marginalised, migrant workers get the education they deserve   As the infrastructure of a city grows, it attracts a number of labourers who come in search of jobs and a better life. Unfortunately, their families have a rough time;...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 December 2015
Providing learning opportunities in the most modern way, even in backward areas, is the aim of eVidyaloka   In 2011, Satish and Venkat, two employees of Microsoft, decided to do something about improving the quality of education in the Indian public school system. Their passion, to...

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Moneylife Digital Team 26 November 2015
The need of the hour is to ensure effective help in accidents and legal protection for Good Samaritans   A few months ago, five-year-old Om Gaikwad and his parents, Aparna and Mangesh, cried for over an hour, pleading with bystanders for help, after being hit by a bus in Delhi. The...

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N Madhavan 16 November 2015
VSSM gives identity, life-skills, rights, education, health facilities, housing and livelihood options to absorb nomads into the mainstream   The emergence of a modern and industrial society has rendered traditional occupations of nomadic tribes either obsolete or their survival is...

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N Madhavan 15 October 2015
‘A world in which people with disability are an integral part of society’ is the dream of AADI, a Delhi-based NGO   “What makes me different is not the way I am but the way you look at me.” How many of us are able to understand this appeal from every differently-abled child we meet?...

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Dr Nita Mukherjee 01 October 2015
Muskaan Foundation works in an unusual way to commemorate a life   Muskaan Foundation for Road Safety is a registered charitable trust committed to building a culture of safety on roads through awareness, education, training and advocacy. It was registered in 2001 in Jaipur...

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N Madhavan 18 September 2015
Deepsikha Foundation tries to bring back the lost smile to those bravehearts who are battling cancer   Deepsikha Cancer Care Foundation is a non-profit voluntary organisation that works exclusively for the care of cancer patients to add meaning to their lives. From providing...

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N Madhavan 03 September 2015
We don’t have ‘leper’ colonies’ anymore but, a lot needs to be done. Bombay Leprosy Project is one more NGO working in this area   The injustice perpetrated against leprosy patients—even by the staff at hospitals where they were treated—left a deep imprint on the mind of Dr Ramaswamy...

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N Madhavan 20 August 2015
Bengaluru-based Ashwini Charitable Trust strives to support underprivileged children—with education and empowerment—until they are employed   It was the year 2000 in Bengaluru. A group of women got together to educate nine underprivileged children and empower them to enter the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 06 August 2015
A social organisation for like-minded people, founded by late Justice Ashok Desai, has emerged as a public platform   Way back, in 1987, a handful of public-spirited individuals came together, inspired by the late Justice Ashok Desai, to sow the seeds of a unique public platform that...

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Moneylife Digital Team 23 July 2015
Sakaar Sewa Samiti acts as a catalyst for change and inspires people in rural UP   Temsutula Imsong from Nagaland has many admirers on Twitter for her inspirational posts and photographs about the transformation of various ghats of Varanasi. #MissionPrabhughat is the hashtag for a...

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Eco Femme gets women to switch from disposable to washable or eco-friendly products, helping underprivileged women get access to cloth-pads   Eco Femme is the effort of a small team of volunteers who live and work at Auroville, the international community in Puducherry, to start rural...

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 June 2015
Aham Bhumika works for rural children to prevent migration to cities   Rural poverty is usually the result of lack of opportunity, training and resources. Subrat Goswami and Kavita Bhattacharya, an idealist duo based in Bhopal, decided to do something about it and started Aham Bhumika...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 June 2015
Ramakrishna Sarada Samiti has become a part of the fabric of the local community, especially women and children   Dr Rajadhyaksha and Mekhala Jha were inspired by late Swami Ranganathanandaji, 13th president of Ramakrishna Math & Mission to serve in Mumbai’s slums; thus began the free...

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Mental retardation is a disability and not a disease; such people need support throughout life and Adhar strives to do just that   Adhar is an institution by the parents, of the parents and for the parents of special children. A group of 20-30 parents from middle-class families came...

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A network of parents of children diagnosed with autism and professionals   According to an old-timer, the Forum for Autism (FFA) began in the pre-Internet age, when parents got little information from sources other than the medical fraternity. Most often, doctors had little time to...

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Moneylife Digital Team 30 April 2015
Yuva Parivartan works to provide a ‘second chance’ to deprived youth and helps them earn a decent living   Yuva Parivartan is a movement started by Kishor and Mrinalini Kher in 1998 to motivate school dropouts and make them economically independent through vocational training. This is...

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