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.