My Name is Kumar partners with a wonderful and diverse selection of people. We have received grant and in-kind support from a number of different businesses, as well as collaborating with other organisations on particular projects. It is important for us to collaborate with individuals, companies and organisations from the Netherlands and UK, but especially with the incredible network we have built in India over the last 3 years. Some of our partners can be seen below.
GlobalGiving is the first and largest global crowd funding community that connects non-profits, donors and companies in nearly every country around the world. My Name is Kumar have been awarded grant funding, mentoring and fundraising support from the organisation.
Programa VACA work with volunteer architects in communities with high poverty levels to build low cost homes using sustainable materials and local techniques. MNiK and VACA worked together to build 9 new homes & a skills centre in the Londor community.
Taalbureau Maastricht offer translation services and Dutch language course for the knowledge, manufacturing and cultural sectors. They generously provide Dutch translations for My Name is Kumar. They say 'We hope that by spending some of our time and energy, we can support this foundation in their vital initiatives.'
Ri-store grant assistance carries out projects in a number of areas, including 'Education, health and welfare'. Ri-store grant assistance BV helps and advises My Name is Kumar in the development of fundraising activities.
Every year, TripAdvisor Media Group contributes 2 percent of the past year’s earnings to the TripAdvisor Charitable Foundation. The employees then, are the ones who decide where that money goes. My Name is Kumar is a partner charity to the TripAdvisor Charitable Foundation.
Orora Global are a global social enterprise providing affordable, reliable and accessible renewable energy to rural and urban communities around the world. My Name is Kumar began a partnership in November 2015 in order to bring solar lighting to the Londor begging community.
Halbe provide three major services; help in setting up a business, accounting and compliance services and helping them scale by providing business consulting and financial services. Halbe Innovations are based in Chennai and kindly provide My Name is Kumar with accounting services and business support.
As a partner of Booking.com, any MNiK supporters can use this link - www.booking.com/mynameiskumar when making a reservation in order to donate 7% of their payment to My Name is Kumar projects.
Via Share4More current and former Rabobank employees are able to support small-scale projects in the areas of education and water supply. These themes dovetail nicely with the work of the Rabobank Foundation which is primarily concerned with economic development.
SALT OF THE EARTH
Salt of the Earth is a UK charity, founded in 1988, that works to dramatically improve the lives of some of the most disadvantaged communities in Tamil Nadu. MNiK partner with Salt of the Earth and CARE Foundation to send over 30 Londor community children to school each day.
The Deloitte Foundation, an 86 year not-for-profit organisation, supports education through a variety of initiatives that help develop the talent of the future and their influencers and promote excellence in teaching, research and curriculum innovation. In the past Deloitte have given grant and mentoring support to MNiK.