Priyasha Foundation

Founded by Gretchen McLaren.

Priyasha means, "dear, beloved hope" in Sanskrit and Hindhi. Our mission is to bring hope to the impoverished women and girls of India through income generation projects and social entrepreneurship.
We work with poor and orphan girls, slum women, girls that have been rescued from sex trafficking by setting up workshops and teaching them jewelry , a marketable skill so the women can provide for themselves.
If you'd like to support us, you can click on the donate button below, donate tools, or other resources. We welcome the opportunity to partner with your income generation project in the developing world. Please feel free to contact us directly at priyashafoundation@yahoo.com.

indianfairytaleweddings:

Credits: Banga Studios Toronto

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The Lotus Mahal, Vijayanagara 1885
Photograph of the Lotus Mahal at Vijayanagara, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections taken by an unknown photographer around 1880. Vijayanagara, the City of Victory, was the most powerful Hindu kingdom in Southern India from 1336 until the defeat by the Muslim armies in 1565.
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Late night #Summerstupify shenanigans. Proud of my friend @joeyrossi for starting this bar crawl to raise $ for charity. 7 years and still going strong. #priyashafoundation #womensempowerment #india #indiagirls #indiapictures #mymumbai

The rains came right after blessing the entrance. This is what’s left. Somehow this must be a metaphor for impermanence. #priyasha #priyashafoundation #puja #india #indiagirls #indiawomen #indiapictures #beautifulindia #lakshmi #womensempowerment #svtemple

She and I have been down since day 1. She’s traveled the world with me, been witness to many crazy things with the nuns in India, she’s been the star in many pujas. Now she’s ready to be installed in her new home. #priyashafoundation #priyasha #india #indiagirls #indiawomen #indiapictures #beautifulindia #lakshmi #travelingaltar #womensempowerment #svtemple

united-nations:

Be sure to tune in on 24 July at 3:30pm EDT for a Google+ Hangout with Wu Hongbo, Conference Secretary-General of the upcoming UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and youth representatives from this group of nations. They will discuss the role of youth in bringing about sustainable development for these states and beyond. 

Do you have a question for Mr. Wu or this panel of youth representatives? Share it now via Twitter using #islands2014!

Get all the event details here.

Used to be a navagraha #priyasha #priyashafoundation #puja #india #indiagirls #indiawomen #indiapictures #beautifulindia #lakshmi #svtemple #womensempowerment

Feeding the gods… #prasad #puja #priyasha #priyashafoundation #india #indiagirls #indiawomen #indiapictures #beautifulindia #lakshmi #svtemple

Ah, feels better already! #puja #priyashafoundation #priyasha #lakshmi #india #indiagirls #indiawomen #beautifulindia #indiapictures #lakshmi #svtemple #womensempowerment

12 hour epic puja/flat blessing/clearing…D-O-N-E! 🙏 #priyashafoundation #priyasha #india #indiagirls #indiawomen #indiapictures #beautifulindia #lakshmi #svtemple #womensempowerment