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chattra supports individuals and small nonprofits in India and the US in their efforts to address their communities’ challenges.   Thank you for buying from chattra.  It makes it possible for us to give.

Founded by chattra friend Sheetal Mehta Walsh, Shanti Life alleviates poverty in slums and villages in rural Gujurat, India, by providing access to low interest micro-finance loans and training.  Read more about Shanti Life at http://shantilife.org 

Voyage Into Healing's ocean-based programs combine sailing, yoga and other wellness modalities for special needs families on their 50 foot ketch rigged sail boat.  http://voyageintohealing.org

Coach Art's transformative, supportive community provides in-home and club-based art and athletic lessons for chronically ill children and their siblings aged 5 to 18.  http://coachart.org