Sunsar Maya is a small non-profit working in Nepal to improve the livelihoods of disadvantaged children and women through community-based services. They directly serve 220+ children and women in Mahalaxmi (Lalitpur) and Jorpati (Kathmandu). Three AllPeopleBeHappy Project Grants were awarded to Sunsar Maya in 2018 to 2021 for its SuMa Women’s Literacy Program. This program teaches 100+ women conversation and written English, Nepali, and mathematics. The English skills enable students to use communication devices, i.e., cell phones and computers which use English characters. By building the women’s literacy and numeracy skills in their native language, they are able to more easily manage daily tasks, such as shopping and paying bills, and perform life skills such as navigating government offices, using a bank account, and participating more fully in their communities. In 2022, we awarded a fourth Project Grant of $12,500 for teacher salary support (7 full time teachers and 5 part-time teachers) and the expansion of the literacy program to a third community center (Machhegaun).
Blog #229: Project Grant to Sunsar Maya