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Thank You From the Girls We Serve

November 30, 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes This Giving Tuesday the girls we serve want to thank you, the donors who are making a huge positive impact on their lives. Because of your support, in 2015 Shadhika was able to expand its reach to two new sites in Delhi and Bangalore. In Delhi, we are supporting STOP India – an organization that   

Why We Invest in Girls

November 10, 2015

Reading Time: 3 minutes The following is a reprint of Shadhika’s CEO’s (Kim Burnett) remarks from our fall fundraisers. A recent study found that India was the worst country for women among all the G20 nations¹. Why is this? Because extreme poverty, an entrenched patriarchal culture, and the on-going presence of the dowry system compel many poor families to   

Summer 2015 Letter from the CEO

August 11, 2015

Reading Time: 3 minutes One morning in early May, I opened my email and saw the subject “RINKI.” My heart sank. Rinki is one of the 37 ‘Dalit’ (untouchable) girls from Buddha’s Smile School (BSS) that we have been supporting to attend middle school. I had just seen Rinki and her mother during our March site visit and congratulated   

In Focus: Modern Day Slavery in India

June 12, 2015

Reading Time: 3 minutes Fighting Modern Day Slavery in India By Sharon Malhotra, Shadhika supporter Today, India is home to more slaves than any other country in the world. Reports estimate the number to be between 14-20 million, some claim the number to be much higher. Slavery has many faces: debt bondage, forced child labor, domestic servitude, forced marriage,