Campaign extended! Our deadline has passed but you can still help.
Please help us purchase rabbits for Usha!
$70 raised
23% of $300 goal
2 contributors
4 Years running
Usha is a housewife in her mid-40s, who lives in the small mountain village of Marayoor, India. She has two children, ages 28 and 24. Her son works at a local school teaching sports and physical education classes for very little money, and her ...
Usha is a housewife in her mid-40s, who lives in the small mountain village of Marayoor, India. She has two children, ages 28 and 24. Her son works at a local school teaching sports and physical education classes for very little money, and her daughter is currently working as a substitute teacher while she searches for a more permanent job (she just graduated from university).

Last year, Usha’s husband, who was the family’s main source of income, died after a yearlong battle with liver disease. Because the family lives in such a remote area, Usha’s husband had to seek treatment in a hospital 5 hours away from their village. Unfortunately, it is generally considered a family’s personal responsibility to provide care for loved ones who are hospitalized in India, meaning that Usha and her son had to make a 5-hour bus trip for almost a year to feed, wash, and help Usha’s husband go to the bathroom. The costs from this illness put Usha and her family severely into debt. Most of her son's money now goes to financing this debt, since Usha does not have an income of her own and is no longer able to work on the cadmium plantation where she was previously employed.

My good friend, Ben, is currently volunteering with a non-governmental organization near Usha’s village. He speaks very highly of Usha and her family, who have invited him over for many generous home-cooked meals and friendly conversation, despite their obvious poverty.

Our goal is to raise enough money to purchase rabbits, chickens, and ducks for Usha (as well as the necessary infrastructure), so she will have a reliable, self-sustainable source of food and income for the future. Please help us reach our goal!
Activity highlights See all2
Follow this campaign to receive updates by email.

People just like you

People just like you have raised $113,000,000+ for causes they and their friends care about.

Start your own campaign
Recent contributions