A letter from Sophie

Hi guys,

I hope you’ve all enjoyed Easter. I have been once again been busy getting sick and decided to take a mental break breather (which also explains the lack of posts) but I’m back (unfortunately!) but fortunately for you.

This amazing village called Piplantri in the region of Rajasthan, India plants 111 trees after a baby girl is born. The town also contributes to a trust fund for the girl of about 31, 000 rupees ($500) in a 20 year fixed deposit under the contract that the daughter can only be married after the age of 18 and has received an education. This custom was started by a previous village leader, Shyam Sundar Paliwal, after the passing of his young daughter. You can read more about this here. What an amazing village that is not only being eco-friendly which invariably will impact on them positively but also reversing the stigma about females in the country and also empowering their women with education.

Hope you all have a lovely week.

-S.

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