music.broadwayworld.com

Arun Shenoy Pledges Album Proceeds to Social Enterprise Milaap

Related: Music, Arun Shenoy, Milaap

Grammy nominated Singapore-based artist Arun Shenoy has announced that 100% of the proceeds from the sales of his album Rumbadoodle will go to Milaap.org, a Social enterprise which gives loans to the working poor in India. Rumbadoodle has been nominated for a Grammy award in the Best Pop Instrumental category. The Grammys will be announced at the event on 10 February 2013.

Arun Shenoy has been one of the earliest supporters of Milaap.org. The funds raised from album sales will help fund Education and vocational training for the under-privileged in India. Speaking about the gesture, Shenoy says, "Folks say the truth will set you free. We like to believe that Education will." A large percentage of youngsters in India are unemployed despite having a basic education. Milaap is seeking to help youngsters undergo vocational training and help them acquire skills that will make them ready for the job market.

Milaap.org differs from traditional charity in that it enables people around the world to make small loans, as little as $25 contributions to India's working poor. The funds enable access to basic needs like clean drinking water, sanitation, Education and vocational training. Since the funds raised are disbursed as loans, lenders get 100% of their money back.

Founded in June 2010, Milaap.org has raised around US$700,000 in loans and made a difference to over 14,000 lives across India. Over 800 households that were defecating in the open now have toilets at home. Nearly 400 households have access to clean drinking water. Milaap has helped around 225 students undergo skill training and secure jobs. Over 400 families have access to lighting at home and cleaner cooking alternatives. 1000 small business owners and artisans have able to set up and expand their businesses.

More details on Milaap and Rumbadoodle can be found here: http://www.milaap.org/rumbadoodle

To buy the album, visit http://www.arunshenoy.com

Related Links
Sarah Kelly Releases Christian Rock Album MY CORNER OF HEAVENSarah Kelly Releases Christian Rock Album MY CORNER OF HEAVEN
October 24, 2014
Gaelic Storm to Perform Live at Kingsbury Hall, 11/13Gaelic Storm to Perform Live at Kingsbury Hall, 11/13
October 24, 2014
VIDEO: Bobby Bare Jr. Unveils 'North of Alabama By Mornin' Music VideoVIDEO: Bobby Bare Jr. Unveils 'North of Alabama By Mornin' Music Video
October 24, 2014
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Win 'Best Belgian Act' at MTV's EMAs; Voting Open for 'Best European Act'Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Win 'Best Belgian Act' at MTV's EMAs; Voting Open for 'Best European Act'
October 24, 2014
'Check Yo Ponytail' Tour, with The Presets, Le1f, Antwon, Chela & Franki Chan, Kicks Off This Weekend'Check Yo Ponytail' Tour, with The Presets, Le1f, Antwon, Chela & Franki Chan, Kicks Off This Weekend
October 24, 2014


About Author

Subscribe to Author Alerts

Become a Fan, Follower & Subscriber