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Meet the Visa India IFundWomen India Grant Program recipients!
In partnership with Visa US, iFundWomen is proud to continue our mission to fund women-owned businesses around the globe, and honored to recognize these three passionate & driven founders, each with a 700,000 INR ($10,000) grant that will support their growth and continued impact on their local communities.
Three women-owned businesses - Bunko Junko, My Chapter One, and MoWo Social Initiatives - received a Rs. 7 lakh grant each from Visa as recipients of its grant programme in India in partnership with iFundWomen. Visa said on Monday it received applications from hundreds of businesses across the country in sectors including fashion, healthcare and the arts.
Visa announces grants and resources for women-owned businesses in India
“Our heartiest congratulations to the three winners of the first ever Visa grant program in India. These women are truly deserving winners who have defied all odds to emerge as some of the most enterprising business ideas we have seen in recent times,” said T R Ramachandran, group country manager, India and South Asia. “As businesses rise to resilience, we are extremely proud to support women entrepreneurs who play a pivotal role in the creation of an inclusive society. We are confident that this capital will further women’s economic advancement and consequently greater development outcomes for India.”
This Chennai reading club is getting kids to log out and read every single day without being forced to.
This is how My Chapter One is Ranjini Indrajith's brainchild and is well and truly en route to getting kids to read every day without being shouted at!
In an era when everything is increasingly virtual (don't blame the pandemic) and after-school activities are limited to the pursuit of sports, dance or music of some sort, Ranjini is making a strong case for the humble book.
In conversation with… Ranjani Indrajith, Founder, My Chapter One
Our summer camp 2020 was our first experiment to try a virtual reading program. We did the summer program with an intention to keep children engaged and get them excited about books. A surprise finding for us was that after reading 42 books over 2 months, children showed significant improvement in their reading abilities in an International Standardized Reading Test. Some of the children even showed improvement by a year, which is a 5-year-old kid reading at the capacity of a 6 year old with just 2 months of our reading curriculum. This is the best moment for us in My Chapter One.