Milaap began in 2010, as a micro-lending platform for the rural poor. Carefully selected field partners identify beneficiaries who take loans for education, basic amenities and capital for their micro and small businesses. It slowly metamorphosed into a larger platform to allow individuals and charities showcase their initiatives.
Milaap Open was launched in October 2014, and it has helped thousands of champions raise funds for their personal causes, for their friends and family and for causes of national importance. These include crowdfunding for charities, medical expenses, education, volunteering and fellowships, neighborhood, emergencies, natural disasters, sports, documentaries, arts, and animals rescue projects benefiting individuals or communities in need.
The Sarva Mangal Family Trust generously provided $2,718 to purchase a NETRA (a smartphone-based auto-refractor), a Netrometer (to calculate eyeglass measurements) and a Netropter (for visual acuity tests) all manufactured by EyeNetra in order to collect patient’s refractive measurements to and provide prescription lenses more efficiently.
The preliminary trial for the EyeNetra equiptment took place at the Annual 2016 Anaheim Health Fair on Saturday April 2nd and Sunday April 3rd. Overall, Lestonnac Free Clinic was pleased as the trial provided a basline which will allow the Clinic to make continued improvements to the vision services. 100 patients received vision services utilizing the EyeNetra equiptment during the two day event. 20% of those patients were provided seemless care from the moment the volunter medical assistant instructed them how to use the equiptment, to being escorted to the Vision Provider for the final approval of the prescription, and finally being fitted for glasses.
The American India Foundation is dedicated to catalyzing social and economic change in India and building a lasting bridge between the United States and India.
The mission of AIF is to disrupt poverty and catalyze social and economic change in India.
AIF’s vision is to:
Contribute to building an India where all people can gain access to affordable education, health care and livelihood opportunities, and where all Indians can realize their full potential.
Engage, inform, and inspire those passionate about India by building a trusted bridge and secure channel for philanthropic funding from the United States and other regions across the world, and its effective investment in the most innovative and scalable projects in India.
Uphold principles of secularism, transparency, and accountability in all of our activities.
AIF Raises $500K at Orange County Gala.
The American India Foundation hosted its third Annual Orange County Gala on March 19th, bringing together more than 250 guests, including some of the region’s most influential philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and community leaders to raise $500,000 in support of AIF’s Maternal and Newborn Survival Initiative (MANSI), a public-private partnership working to reduce maternal and child mortality by providing care, resources, and support to empower local communities to care for their mothers and children and improve local health systems.
Pratham’s mission is to ensure that “Every Child is in School and Learning Well.” The organization on the firm believes that education is the fundamental right of every child and no child should be deprived of this basic right simply because they don’t have access to school or resources that would enable them to realize their dreams. Visit Pratham’s website, to learn more them and their mission.
On October 13th, Sarva Mangal Family Trust hosted Sahara’s Annual Fundraising Gala at M S International, Inc. Guests were given a passport to the world with international food tastings, live taiko drummers and flamenco dancers, and exquisite silent and live auctions. Thank you to all the participated in this wonderful cause.