Aamara Biswas, an India-based organization, implements, coordinates, and focuses on the long term sustainability of the following projects, all of whose sustainability depends strongly on the coordinators and the women of the areas who benefit from the Funding with Trust.
Funding with Trust
Joyasree (Ranu) Mahanti launched the Funding with Trust concept she developed in her home state of Odisha, India in November 2007. During the past decade, more than 10,000 women who live in extreme poverty in the rural villages and urban slums of Odisha have benefited through Funding with Trust system.
We have given more than 30,000 free masks to the women and their family members and to the school children. This is an ongoing project. Many girls and women also make some money by making these masks. We will continue making masks and distribute them to the women and their family members when they need them ($3,000).
Aamara Biswas helps to establish training/production centers by giving financial support for a few years. Aamara Biswas encourages the coordinators and teacher to make the center self-sustainable by selling their products to support the teacher’s salaries, rent of the place, and other expenses.
Sanitary Napkin Units
This project is necessary for the health of women living in poverty. We have found that the women prefer to spend money for food or school fees, causing challenges to their personal health.
Water Filter Project
This is an important project for improved health for families and communities. better health of the families.
Aamara Biswas Center
The Center is situated in an interior village of Jagatsingpur District of Eastern Odisha. The women take pride in having a physical space to gather, hold meetings and work; they feel that the Center belongs to them.
Here are a few success stories of the many poor women who have empowered themselves through the spart of Funding with Trust. While their stories are not like those of the famous people of the world, they are beautiful and genuine. They give a different perspective of life. Their dreams are small, limited to what is necessary to live in this world with basic requirements.