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Over 1.2 lakh people from marginalized communities live in poverty, struggling to survive with limited skills and social capital. We believe that they are brimming with hope and passion for a better life and by actively engaging with their community organisations in fundraising, they can take charge of their own future!

Swa-shakt is a fundraising campaign for the empowerment of marginalized communities like people living with HIV, transgender people, gay men, women in sex work, and women in difficult circumstances. Engagement and direct involvement of the communities and their organizations so that they can function and sustain themselves without having to depend on external or project funding is the core idea behind Swa-shakt.

This campaign is supported by Swasti with communities and their organizations in five states of India (Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Maharashtra).

The fundraising will take place between May 14, 2016 and March 31, 2017 with different start date and end date for each community organisation.

The campaign uses a technology solution for:

  • Tracking donations,
  • Streamlining the entire process and
  • Ensuring transparency at all levels

The real-time status of donations received so far is as below.

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