Since 2003, Zaggora Founder Dessi Bell has been working with Gravis, a charity based in the Thar desert in Rajasthan, India. Gravis works with the United Nations Development Program and hundreds of other organizaIons to support around 1,2 million people and their families living in over 1,300 remote villages. One of the flagship programs of Gravis is supporting women by creating community groups to form businesses to improve their livelihoods and education.
We sponsor womens' groups to create opportunity in 4 key areas.
Dessi first travelled there to work with Gravis when she was a student during her summer vacation. The experience changed her life and she’s been helping women ever since. we help Gravis and other organisations across the world to support women. We support thousands of women helping them to create a better life for themselves and their families.
Why Gravis? Not least because of Dessi’s personal relationship but because the Thar Desert receives less than 200 mm of rain water a year. It’s the size of the UK and one of the most challenging environments on Earth. Gravis focuses on improving the lives of women, local water security, health, education, community development, sustainable farming and research.
All this means that the lives of the women and families who live there are better, healthier and happier. Dessi has personally sponsored several community groups of women, who use the money to form small businesses to profoundly improve their lives.
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