|E-Newsletter - May 2015|
|For the cost of one yoga class, you can change a life.|
Happy Mother's Day!!Your Donations' Impact
"I do not want my daughter to live like me."--this is the most heartbreaking and the most determined declaration all our fund-recipient mothers tell us when we visit them in their rural West Bengal villages. These women have all been denied higher education, forced to marry very young, and had no access to money after their marriage. Partnered with a local NGO NISHTHA, YGB started the direct funding program "Sister Aid" in 2011, with 50 mothers. With your continued support, we now fund 286 mothers with micro loan programs! It is truly empowering to witness these mothers' tireless effort to transform their daughters' lives, with modest amounts of 2000 Rupees (US $40) as an initial loan, producing an average income increase of 600%. Repayment has been over 90%, and most recipients have now received multiple loans. This "Sister Aid" program also supports 308 daughters remaining in school to avoid child marriage (still a strong tradition in this area). Read these mothers' stories from India in "Kayoko's Journey: $15 a month is transforming so many lives!! NISHTHA programs in West Bengal" and more.
Our micro loan groups have become very important social groups for village women to share their issues, like domestic violence. The sharing is an empowering experience. The recipients are learning not to tolerate such abuse any longer and act as a group if a member suffers from it. Read more as we witness the real story of abuse in the village in "Kayoko's Journey, I hit her, because she was late for lunch". Read more here. Imagine-with just $15 a month, you can support this mother or a daughter to upliftthemselves to live with dignity and a sense of the independence we all enjoy in more developed nations. Join our campaign by becoming a YGB member with easy monthly membership.
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Welcome New Advisor, Ambassadors and Team Members!
As yoga teachers or studio owners, YGB Ambassadors host fundraisers reaching out to their community and beyond. YGB Global Members are the hard working volunteers in more than 15 countries who mobilize their local yoga communities with YGB's mission.
San Diego, CA
Maastricht, the Netherlands
Same Same But Different
Emery Bryant Yoga
Youth Ambassadors Evi Wesseling,
Gronsveld, the Netherlands
Team Members Julia Tan, Singapore
Maastricht, the Netherlands
New YGB Exclusive "Namaste" Tank Tops from Jala Clothing!
Very popular Namaste tanks in new colors! Wear Namaste and support more mothers and children in India as Jala Clothing donates 100% of the proceeds from these cool tops to YGB.
Wednesday, July 1st at 6:00pm-8:30pm
YGB Board Kino will be donating 100% from this special Ashtanga class for all levels.
The special class will be followed by Kino's book signing, refreshments, raffle, YGB FILM and mingling with like minded yogis!!!
Thank you YogaGlo for hosting this fundraiser.
May 29 at 6:30pm
Organized by YGB Ambassador Julee Yew-Crijns, joined by nine teachers to enjoy 108 Sun Salutations together.
June 20 at 11am
YGB Ambassador Swati Pandey teaches Prana and Meditation
Thank you for all these past events!!!
May 3: Phelps Grove Park Springfield Missouri
April 20: Yonion Yoga Festival in China.
April 2: Lily's Birthday @Studio 8, Reno, Nevada
April 1: Nikki Hegstrom @Sattva Yoga, Washington
Thank you for all the past and future events,