We founded Shanti Life because we care about giving back. We have all seen hard times and many of our team have experienced vulnerability but there have always been people to help us out.
We are a not for profit that bring together a variety of skills and people who care about social entrepreneurship and sustainable living. We want to transfer our skills in entrepreneurship, finance, technology, social work, sustainability and training to people who are vulnerable. The poor do not have access to resources so we ensure they can get those resources and become independent from the loan cycle. Our interest rates are amongst the lowest MFIs and are used for local administration. We care about paying it forward so once a loan has been repaid it gets recycled.
Our time in the field is extensive, grass roots and hands on. We consider the people we work with as part of the Shanti family – not as clients.
We will continue to help individuals help themselves and become role models for others and ultimately we seek to help lift entire communities out of poverty.