Tara’s Fundraiser for Barli Institute, Indore, India

Tara Ahmadi


EDUCATION CHANGES EVERYTHING FOR THE BETTER. And, educating girls is the most effective way to reduce poverty so no child ever goes to bed hungry. I’m raising money to support the education of young women through Mona Foundation. Please support my campaign! Whether you donate $5 or $500, every little bit helps! Please give and make a difference!

About Barli Institute

The Barli Development Institute for Rural Women (Indore, India) offers a six-month residential training program for rural and tribal young women to educate and empower them to become leaders and agents of social change in their communities. The program includes literacy training, vocational training, health education, and community development.

In just six months, Barli students learn to read and write, are trained to generate their own income as tailors, and learn about organic farming, solar cooking, health and hygiene, as well as women’s rights, conflict resolution, and community service. All graduates receive a sewing machine and a government-recognized certificate that allows them to apply for small business loans to set up their own tailoring shops.

The Barli Institute is a portal for social change, using a forward-thinking curriculum to address complex, in-grained norms and build a world where women and girls can thrive. It is recognized by UNESCO as one of the top 100 education projects in developing countries.


About Mona Foundation

We support grassroots initiatives that provide education to all children, increase opportunities for women and girls, and emphasize service to the community.

The schools that we support serve marginalized communities globally. They focus on academic excellence, fine arts and character education to develop capable, ethical, and altruistic leaders who contribute to the betterment of their families, communities, and ultimately their nation.  In 2017 we supported the education of 258,000 students, teacher and parents in 18 projects in 10 countries.

We focus our support on these three areas:

  1. Access – We work with local organizations who know best how to meet the needs of their communities through providing access to education by building classrooms or providing scholarships.
  2. Empower Women & Girls – We believe that empowering women has multiplier effects and benefits all.  Women spend 90% of their earned income on their family and directly impact the economic growth of their communities.
  3. Teacher Training – We emphasize and support teacher training to ensure a high quality of learning and commitment to service.

Visit our website to learn more.

$570 Raised

On average $50 keeps a student in school for one month

donation period has ended

114% $500


Recent Donations:

  • Ramina Sarmicanic 20
  • Rachel Getz 25
  • Pooja Sikka 20.00
  • Nikhil Illa 40
  • N. Gupta 10
  • Shahin Ahmadi 50.00
  • Lawrence Zhang 30
  • Arome Obende 50
  • Adriana Flores 25
  • Abdimajid Mohamed 30
  • Amir Mol 25
  • Anusha Jayaram 25
  • Christine S 50
  • Mehrnaz Ghobad 30
  • Jean He $30
  • Sina Foroutanjazi 30
  • Tania Ahmadi $30
  • Reza Madjidi 50