Bhagchand Dev, Women of Tilonia
Through sales on Tilonia.com, artisans enterprises in rural India earn a greater price for their products than through traditional sales channels.
Your gift will help to create livelihoods for rural artisans. With the income they earn, rural artisans are better able to support their families and education their children.
Poor children in rural communities in India work during the day tending animals and collecting water. To educate these children, the Barefoot College has established over 250 night schools.
Your gift will send one child to school for one year. Instruction in the Night Schools is informal and focused on practical knowledge. Since most children tend cattle, they learn animal husbandry along with reading and math. They are provided with booklets which they take with them while tending cattle during the day.
Poor rural children have to fetch water on a daily basis for daily household needs. By providing a source of clean drinking water at schools, more girls attend school.
Your gift will provide clean drinking water to children in school by helping communities buy materials for construction of rainwater harvesting systems.
The success of the "Barefoot" approach is based on community commitment. Before solar electrification of the village, the whole village must agree to pay a monthly contribution for the repair and maintenance of the solar power, and to select two semi-literate or illiterate women from the community to be trained as a Barefoot Solar Engineers.
Your gift will help to help provide solar power to rural communities.
Friends of Tilonia, Inc. is a US-based, tax-exempt, 501(c)3 non-profit organization helping to support social enterprises that create livelihoods and economic opportunities in rural communities in India.
Your contributions are tax deductible in the US and your contribution helps to support sustainable development in rural India.