For many living in poverty in places like India’s Rasoolpura slum, thoughts of saving money and having a bank account are distant dreams. Many have never even stepped foot inside a bank.
In India, Unbound sets up individual bank accounts for sponsored children and youth in which funds sent by sponsors are deposited. For children who are underage, the mothers manage the bank accounts. The mothers work with each other and the Unbound staff to make budgets and plan how the funds will be used for their children’s best interests.
Having a bank account is an empowering, uplifting experience for the mothers.
Read more about their experience here.
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By Jordan Kimbrell, Unbound writer/editor
Looking for a new activity to help get rid of that cooped-up feeling of winter? Our friends in India shared this variation on tag that can be played indoors or out, as long as you have plenty of room to move around.
Our Unbound communications center in India contributed information for this report.
Yetukuri is an 80-year-old sponsored friend living near Hyderabad, India. She has been sponsored through Unbound for six years.
She lives in a home for the aging where she helps in the kitchen cutting vegetables and washing dishes. She also helps outside with gardening and cutting the grass.