Last night I went to a wonderful event held by Asia Initiatives. This is a non-profit organisation that supports projects of poverty alleviation, sustainable development, and environmental preservation in South Asia. We were given a talk by two amazing speakers who are involved with the cause, and learnt that something as simple as having bikes donated to enable them to get to school, or desks for school children to sit at, can make a major difference. On top of this, Asia Initiatives funds micro-credit banks to provide interest-free loans to groups of entrepreneurs, as well as providing used computers for education.
To find out more or donate money, please got to their website here.