The Program helps increase security of children and women vulnerable to exploitation in many ways:
- It allows families to continue living together—rather than being forced to send children to live with relatives or in orphanages.
- It incentivizes the education and empowerment of children.
- In partnership with Building Bridges India &the Kabliji Memorial Trust, BNES is facilitating 5 stitching centers for girls and women, reviving tradition with a commercial eye (such as the Phulkari Challas/keychains), and also providing women a self-help group for advice, discussion, support, and building economic self-sufficiency.
How Does Adopt-A-Family Program Work?
- Rs 15600 / year is provided to each family through a fixed account in the local bank via BNES. $360 enables Saanjh to cover the full amount irrespective of fluctuating exchange rates.
- Any surplus funds get pooled to cover commitment of lapsed donors and provide college scholarship funds to students supported by BNES in Punjab. Saanjh transmits 100% of funds collected to BNES.
- BNES field workers visit families regularly and ensure the children are in schools—the condition of adoption of these suicide-affected families.
- BNES monitors disbursement of funds bi-monthly.
- BNES continues to identify other cases of agrarian suicide and needy families.
What you can do to help?
- Adopt a family by donating $360.
- Donate a smaller amount: will be pooled towards $360 for a family.
- Make a donation to the Stitching Center project and support women and girls.
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