Why Offer a Start-Up Business Loan?
India Direct believes in sustainable aid, supplying those we help with long-term solutions to provide for their future.
We help families to help themselves by giving them the means to open a business, or learn a new trade or skill. These families have often suffered the loss of a ‘bread-winner’ or serious injury. In India there is little welfare support from the government, and many families in this position have to beg or steal for food. At India Direct we aim to help families who are in this position. For example, in the past we have provided training to widows in tailoring; offered scholarships to University or College to children who leave us; given resources to open up a local shop; helped our leavers to find expert apprenticeships with plumbers, electricians, engineers and other professionals.
In this way, we help a larger number of people than if we only offered short-term support. We also avoid becoming burdened with a large number of people whom the charity regularly supports. Those we help will often return to the charity to give their time and expertise to help children from Joy & Bethel to learn a trade or skill.
You could help in this way. We often have requirements for business loans, and are fully accountable – you will know exactly which people your money is helping and we will give you regular updates on how the business is running. Contact us now for more information or read below to learn about a recent story of a family requiring a start-up business loan.