How does one empower the overwhelming number of materially poor on the outskirts of Kolkata, India? The Christian Service Society (CSS) has been doing it for 25+ years with initial micro-loans of $50 or less. CSS loan officers ride the Indian Railway for up to two hours each way to provide fantastic microfinance services to CSS’s 28,000+ active clients – 90% of whom are women and 99% Hindu or Muslim. With a 98% repayment rate, CSS generates a surplus from the microfinance that supports residential programs for at-risk girls and boys, village pre-primary education centers, teen tutoring programs, animal husbandry programs, and more. 100% of your donation will go to CSS as they empower the materially poor in India.
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