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Our Biswas hosts Fundraising dinner to raise awareness for our causes and raise funds to benefit the communities, people, and projects we serve. 


2017: 27 September .
East Lansing , MI: More than 110 guests attended the event. Presentations were provided by Joyasree Mahanti (Odisha Program), April Stone (Uganda Program) and Nadita Jain (Financials). We raised over $37,000. The plan is to use the funds for the expansion of Nano Finance programs in Odisha and Uganda and specifically to buy raw materials for the Sanitary Napkin unit in Odisha
Click here to view the Invitation Letter 
Click here to view the 2017 Our Biswas Presentation - Odisha Program by Ranu Mahanti
Click here to view the 2017 Our Biswas Presentation - Uganda Program by April Stone
Click here to view the 2017 Our Biswas Presentation - Financial Statement by Nandita Jain

Durham, NC: It was a very successful event. The event was organized by Urmila & Devendra Pateriya and Shilpa &  Nitin Kundeshwar. 45 guests attended and the Power Point presentation was inspiring. They were able to raise close to $6000. We thank the organizers and their friends for their support.  

2015: 18 January
Dengapola Village, Jagatsingpur, Odisha, India   
More than 800 women came from different villages  to share their experiences and talked about Aamara Biswas and Nano Finance concept
Click here to view the Aamara Biswas Workshop video. 

East Lansing , MI:  More than 120 guests attended the event. A Power Point presentation was provided by Joyasree Mahanti. We raised over $37,000. The plan is to use the fund for building a small center, expansion of Nano Finance project, buying raw materials for the Sanitary Napkin unit, and cover the salaries of the coordinators for six months.
Click here to view the 2015 Fundraising Dinner Invitation Letter
Click here to view the 2015 Our Biswas Presentation


2014: 14 September

East Lansing , MI: Due to increased interest in the services of Our Biswas, we had to hold the annual fund raising event in a larger hall with dinner. About 130 guests attended the event. A Power Point presentation was provided by Joyasree Mahanti. We raised over $10,000. The plan is to use the funds for the Jagatsingpur training center, Nano Finance project, and for a workshop (scheduled  January 18, 2015) in Odisha.

Durham, NC: A very successful event though no one locally was aware of Aamara Biswas or Our Biswas. It was organized by the Pateriya family.  37 people attended and the Power Point presentation was inspiring. Music presented by six singers was followed with dinner. Many generous checks came from family and friends of the Pateriya family from different states. They were able to raise close to $8000. Thank you to the Pateriya Family and Friends.
Click here to view the Fundraising Dinner Invitation Letter
Click here to view the 2014 Our Biswas Presentation

2013: 22 September  There were many more attendees than previous years. We raised about $7000.  The funds were used for supporting the teacher's salaries, paying rents for the Jagatsingpur training center, buying fabrics to make ladies garments, and for expansion of the Nano Finance project.
Click here to view the Fundraising Dinner Invitation Letter
Click here to view the Our Biswas Presentation

2012: 21 September The fund raising event is getting better with each year. We raised about $3977. The funds were used to buy fabrics for making garments and three sewing machines. The funds were also used to support the teacher’s salaries for one year for the Kiakata Training center.  Additionally, these contributions covered the salary of another sewing teacher for the training center in Jagatsingpur district of Eastern Odisha and the purchase of additional fabrics. With your help, Aamara Biswas not only has trained more than 100 girls, but also has provided these girls the opportunity to earn their livelihood independently.
Click here to view the Fundraising Dinner Invitation Letter.

2011: 19 September  It was another successful event. We raised about $2000. The entire amount was used for establishing a training center in Kiakata, an interior village of the state of Orissa, India.
Click here to view the Fundraising Dinner Invitation Letter.

2010: 29 October  We raised about $560.00. The entire amount was used for buying gift cards for the children of the Lansing Boys and Girls Club. They greatly appreciated the help from Our Biswas. The rest of the donations were used for the Nano Finance and Water Filter projects. Personal invitation to friends by Joyasree Mahanti to support the project.

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