Provide seed funding to development clusters

We aim to relieve poverty in the area of West Bengal, India, through education and livelihood projects. 70% of the population live in extreme poverty and we help by seed funding carefully selected local partners to help themselves.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1016767)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief




The project is trying to solve the circle of poverty. By training people in a skill and setting up businesses community members will be able to have a long tern sustainable income. This will allow them to forward plan, save, care for their children etc. We will aim to give individuals access to affordable credit as well as improve business accountability and financial responsibility.


By providing Micro-Credit loans and carrying out vocational training and education we work with the community developing skills allowing them to set up small business. This will then provide the necessary income and understanding to bring the individuals out of poverty, making them self-sufficient with a sustainable business model. This long term solution is of greater benefit than a hand out - it is a hand up.