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Building safe sanitation for resource poor communities, especially young girls and women is an initiative that has been close to my heart for decades. After building eco toilets in the Gagas river basin in the Himalayan foothills, our team visited schools in Khed, a tribal area in Maharashtra, India, close to...

GET. GIVE. GROW As an initiative to move towards a zero waste business, we launched the Recycling Program. We collect Purearth glass jars and bottle empties from your doorstep across India and Hong Kong, free of cost and repurpose them in non commercial ways. For every jar or bottle that is returned,...

Mentoring the girl child. When I was approached by the Indian Woman Blog portal to come onboard as one of the mentors for their Little Laxmi Program, I was transported to my teen years; standing up for education and tutoring younger kids to earn some pocket money to save up for...

The Eco-Pot Project is a Purearth non-profit initiative to provide safe sanitation for rural Himalayan women and girls. We aim to raise $200,000 HKD on Kickstarter to fund the construction of around 40 twin-pit water seal eco-toilets in 18 hamlets in Uttarakhand, Himalayas. 60.4 per cent of people in India don’t...

 Learning should never ever stop! A primer on Self - Help - Groups, Micro Credit Finance & Savings Groups.   I'm learning on many counts.  What are women self help groups (SHGs)?  How really does a micro enterprise function and what do micro finance initiatives  (MFI) mean? How do the community...

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