A Story of Courage

Our Giving Tuesday story comes from deep in the rural countryside of South India. With only one road leading from their village to the big city, Samira*, her husband, and their five-year-old son lived outside the village. Though Samira’s husband worked on a farm, he frequently missed work because of his alcohol addiction. Additionally, their […]

A Story of Hope and Transformation this Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday, and we are sharing the story of Amalya*. Her story is one many girls in India can relate to. It highlights key areas of the abuse and injustice that girls often face.  Amalya’s family wanted a boy. When Amalya was born instead, her family didn’t celebrate. Instead, they verbally abused her mother […]

10 years of IGP

As we celebrate Giving Tuesday and our 10th birthday, we’re reflecting on the stories of hope we see everyday that remind us of the progress that has already been made—and still needs to be done. 

Bhavani’s story of transformation

This is a story of transformation, a story of a girl’s life that has been changed. Meet Bhavani.* When she was born, her father abandoned her family because he wanted a son. Bhavani and her mother were left completely alone, and Bhavani’s mother blamed her for their loss. When Bhavani was just three years old, […]

Aashi’s story: From runaway to thriving student

Aashi* was rescued before she could be trafficked. Aashi’s mother died when she was young, and her father quickly remarried. They were extremely impoverished and forced Aashi to work long hours in brutal heat to bring in money. When she was 10, her stepmother decided to marry Aashi off to a 28-year-old man. She was […]