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Shankar commented on MicroKarma - Crowd funding meets Impact investment.


Thanks for your comment.

Yes, it is a shame that significant portions of the govt expenditure has not yielded proportional results.

Our implementation NGO partners (Leaf Society) does have a relationship with the govt. bodies at different levels and have a good understanding of how the govt. provides subsidies (post implementation grants). This is used to help our beneficiaries receive funds from the govt. after they build their toilets.

Our goal is to have projects that are self-sufficient. However, we need to balance this with keeping an interest rate that is not onerous for the beneficiaries. So, we would seek to use institutional grants in cases where the interest rate would not pay for the NGO's costs in running the project. More details can be found int he business model attached in our submission.

With regards to promoting what we do, we are working on our internet presence (Web Site, Facebook page, Google Plus, Quora etc.), promotions through our social network and online advertisements.



Shankar commented on MicroKarma - Crowd funding meets Impact investment.

Hi, we have added images and have updated our content. 

Thank you for sharing your views.

Looking forward, 


Shankar commented on Microfinance support for Sanitation

Hi Sanjay,

Congrats on a great pitch!!

It was inspiring to go through the Pdf and read about Shanti Life's approach and track record. Not least because we are working on an idea which has many similarities to what Shanti Life has been working on.

We would love to have a chat with someone from your organization with a view to learning from your journey and to explore the possibility of partnerships as we operate in different geographies at the moment.

I can be reached at

All the best for your submission.