Roopa’s dream for HGH

Roopa, 30, is our vocational tailoring course alum and is now part of our SHG in HGH. She was born and brought up in a village but after her wedding, she movedwith her husband to Bangalore. She says, “Before I joined Oasis, I was very self-conscious and was not confident to talk to others. Life skill classes at Oasis helped me to talk in front of others without fear and nervousness. I have learned so many life skills like emotional intelligence, self-esteem, team building, decision making, relationship issues etc. and also learned about health related issues.

I initially did not have any knowledge about SHGs but once Oasis India’s team oriented us, I was very keen to join. They taught us about savings, how SHGs workand its objectives. In our group we have 15 members and we have named our SHG’s as Nava Chethana Mahila Sangha. We have started saving Rs. 200 every month. Monthly once, we gather together for a meeting. With my savings, I took a loan of Rs. 5000 from this group and I have paid the school fees for both my children. My husband and family members are very happy about me being a part of the SHG. In the future, I want to start a new SHG in my community.”

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Dear Partners & Supporters,

 Greetings from Oasis India!

I would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year! As we step in 2022, we thank you for what you have helped us accomplish this past year.

Oasis India has accomplished 27 successful years of empowering women and children in India. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful support and partnership that we have shared over the years. Even though we faced a great global distress in the past years, we have come out stronger. As we begin celebrating this season of joy and peace, I would like to thank you for your support and love towards Oasis India.

My sincere appreciation to the Board (Committee of Management) for their guidance and a special thank you to our funding partners. We are very grateful to our institutional donors, Mukthi Bike Challenge network & riders, volunteers, sponsors, donors, 500 club donors, community partners and everyone who has continued to support our work through donations, volunteering and professional services. You all make us who we are and we will never lose sight of that. Our teams in the field who work directly with the beneficiaries have gone above and beyond their call of duty in 2021 and have left me so deeply humbled by their self-sacrificing efforts and commitment.

You will be delighted to know that in 2021, we have received our Platinum certification from GuideStar India for one year. That makes Oasis India one of the selected 100 non-profits attaining the highest Transparency and Quality Standards. We are on track, making all necessary arrangements for our FCRA renewal. We have also received 12AB and 80G renewal for the year. Our biggest accomplishment this year has been the successful launch of our new hub at North East in Churachandpur, Manipur to help families in alternative skill training and holistic development of children, leading to a developed and socially conscious community. Mukthi Bike Challenge 2021 was nothing short of amazing and the different editions in the various cities and countries helped us to get the word out about human trafficking to people around the globe.

Thank you all for supporting the work of Oasis India and helping us make a difference in our community. Your dedication is what inspires each and every one of us. This season, I wish you all the best and success in life as we head towards 2022! Be blessed.

With Regards,
Mangneo Lhungdim
Executive Director
Oasis India