Guard Society and Give2Asia Partner to Support the Dalit Community in India

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Give2Asia, a US-based public charity promoting transformative philanthropy for Asia, today announces a new fiscal sponsor partnership with Guard Society, a charitable group working to improve the lives of oppressed Dalit community of India.

Give2Asia, a US-based public charity promoting transformative philanthropy for Asia, today announces a new fiscal sponsor partnership with Guard Society, a charitable group working to improve the lives of oppressed Dalit community of India.

"Much of the Dalit community lives in extreme poverty, without land or proper food sources," said Jennifer Lofing, Vice President of Programs for Give2Asia. "Give2Asia's partnership with Guard Society will help ensure that U.S. donors can help relieve their burden of hunger and poverty."

Acting as a fiscal sponsor to over 130 charitable institutions in Asia, Give2Asia helps these groups connect with supporters in the U.S., provides professional donor stewardship, and makes possible tax-deductible support for Asia-based programs.

About Guard Society

Guard Society is a non-governmental organization that helps promote the livelihood and well-being of the Dalit people. Also known as “untouchables”, the Dalits are one of the most discriminated castes in India. Nearly 90 percent of all the poor Indians and 95 percent of all illiterate Indians are Dalits, according to the International Dalit Conference.

Since 1996, Guard Society has provided cows and goats to poor families who are landless and lack livestock. The ownership of livestock offers livelihood for women and ensures that families receive basic nutrients. Guard Society has provided food and clothing to 1,000 elderly people living in absolute poverty, and has provided school uniforms for Dalit students.

U.S. donors can make donations online to Give2Asia in support of Guard Society at http://give2asia.org/guardsociety, or by sending donations indicating support for Guard Society to “Give2Asia” by check, wire, or securities transfer.

About Give2Asia

Give2Asia combines exceptional stewardship with comprehensive, on-the-ground knowledge to promote actions benefiting Asian communities. Founded by The Asia Foundation, with more than 50 years of grant-making experience in the Asia-Pacific region, Give2Asia helps overcome the common challenges associated with giving overseas and made possible over US$150 million in charitable giving since its inception in 2001.

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