Thursday, January 15, 2015

Help Elevita send 60 girls to school in Keru, India

Because Elevita's management is entirely volunteer, we are able to donate the net profits from our sales to support humanitarian projects in the developing countries from which we source products.

Elevita's first project was to help to build a hostel for young girls in the rural village of Keru, India. This is a remote area where, due to long distances to school and safety issues along the roads, girls who live in Rajasthan ended their formal schooling from their village school at age 12. They had  had no opportunity to attend Secondary School since it was too far for them to travel to on a daily basis, and there was no place for them to stay if they went for the week. By not continuing with their schooling, these young girls were often married by age 13 and young mothers by age 14-15 and the cycle of poverty continued.  

Elevita, in conjunction with an existing local group, His Highness Maharaja Hanwant Singhi Charitable Trust, worked together to build a hostel where young girls from Rajasthan could safely stay during the week while attending their secondary school courses.  Together we raised approximately $31,500 and it has taken almost 4 years to complete this girls' hostel. 

The hostel is nearly finished and will open as soon as it is furnished. Once furnished, 60 girls ages 12-18-years-old  from this rural community will be able to attend school and work on their secondary education courses. Giving these girls an education will help them improve their lives, and subsequently the lives of their families and villages.  It is an investment that will pay dividends for generations. 

Elevita needs your help!  We are raising funds to help furnish the new hostel. Please consider making a donation toward purchasing furniture for the new Girls' Hostel.  Here is what it will cost:

Wooden bed with drawers:  $170

Mattress: $50

Pillow with Cover: $7

2 x Blankets: $35

2 x Bed Sheets: $10

Lockers: $25

Table: $45

Bench: $35

Go to and choose the amount you can help with. You can buy a bed, a table, bed linens, or a whole set-up. Help us furnish the Keru Girls' Hostel so that 60 young girls can continue their education and reach their highest potential.  

Thank you to all who have made this possible. - Improving Lives Worldwide. 

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