Be the Change: The Be in Their Shoes Project

July 23, 2011 at 12:04 pm Leave a comment

Marcel Tavelini and Emilia Galiano are spending two months in India working with the Mann Deshi Foundation:

“Mann Deshi Bank, active in six different locations across Maharashtra, is a pioneer in the microcredit field in India and mainly focuses on women empowerment. It’s sister organization, the Mann Deshi Foundation is responsible for several programs concerning women’s literacy and non-financial support. This organization believes in the adoption of a holistic approach: on the one hand they provide financial services to poor women, making them economically independent, on the other hand they provide training, mentorship and support, so as to make women self-confident.”
 
On arrival, they realized that the children in the area had unsuitable or no shoes to play sports in, so they launched the Be in Their Shoes (BITS) project to raise money for shoes.  BITS has 3 weeks to raise $5,500 – and Marcel and Emilia have promised to commemorate reaching their fundraising milestones with funny photos and videos! 
 
Click here to donate or learn more: http://beintheirshoes.blogspot.com/p/why-donate.html
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