Leading Philanthropic Organization Invests in The Hunger Project-India and Women’s Empowerment

April 4, 2016

The Hunger Project-India has been empowering women to hold seats in local government, training them to lead, own and shape development processes since 2000. Now, thanks to a new partnership, The Hunger Project-India will be able to strengthen its commitment to democracy and women’s rights.

Dasra, which means “enlightened giving” in Sanskrit, is India’s leading strategic philanthropy foundation. Based in Bombay, Dasra has become a major game player in linking non-profits with corporate funding, and will be investing in The Hunger Project’s work in the state of Bihar over the next three years, affecting more than 700 elected women representatives through various interventions.

The funding is part of Dasra’s Governance Collaborative Funding, which is a pool of corporations and philanthropists mobilized by Dasra to support work on governance and currently supports The Hunger Project and three other organizations.

Other significant funders of The Hunger Project-India’s work include the Royal Norwegian Embassy in India, the American Jewish World Service, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Forum SYD.

Learn more:

Learn about The Hunger Project’s work in India
Empowering Women as Key Agents of Change
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