Stop talking and start acting this Independence Day – with Milaap!

Posted By: Rise Team|Dated: August 8, 2012

India celebrates its 65th year of independence on 15th August 2012, and although we have accomplished a lot, we still have a long way to go. A lot is said about what we need to do, but not enough is done to get us where we want to be. It is time to stop talking and start acting!

Milaap wants to give everyone the chance to make a difference for India! Starting this week, Milaap is kicking off the “Adopt an Entrepreneur” campaign, in which you can select an entrepreneur and raise funds for him/her.

Milaap believes in giving a hand-up, not a handout. So the funds are disbursed as loans, which means 100% of your contributions come back to you.

The loans will go towards enabling entrepreneurs to set up or expand small businesses, and the loan amounts required are Rs 35,000 or 625 USD per entrepreneur. This way, not only are you taking care of their livelihood, you’re enabling them to provide employment to many more!

Milaap’s goal is to have at least 30 entrepreneurs fully funded by August 15th! How will this work?

1.       Click here and choose an entrepreneur you wish to ‘adopt’: http://www.milaap.org/adopt-an-entrepreneur

2.       Fill out the attached form with your details.

3.       Milaap will set up your fundraiser page and send you the link.

4.       Get your friends, family and networks to lend to your cause!

5.       Change an entrepreneur’s life forever!

Head over to Milaap’s campaign page and adopt an entrepreneur today!

And the reward, if you may ask?

In three months, you get to meet the entrepreneur face=to-face and spend a day (or more) with them in a trip sponsored by Milaap.

Are you up for the challenge? We hope so!


Milaap is an online platform that enables you to lend to India’s working poor so they can get access to education, clean water, energy and more. Find out more here.

The views expressed above are those of the author, and not necessarily representative of the views of the Mahindra Group.

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  • Ramakria

    Very Good Initiative
    i would say Mahindra Rise is a very good platform and we are already seeing positive results Iam sure if we keep up the spirit ,more bigger positive results will fllow
    Thanks Mahindra rise team for bringing and helping Entreprenaurs on a web based platform

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