E2G/Educate to Graduate: A Unique, Proven Investment Model

OUR 2015 GOAL: $250,000 TO REACH 1,000 SCHOLARS

The day we no longer need to ask for your help to fund Share and Care’s E2G program is the day that hundreds of brilliant—yet impoverished—students living in rural India have access to higher education. That day has not yet come.

As the saying goes, a mind is a terrible thing to waste, so Share and Care developed the E2G program.

The solution is simple:


1. The student receives a loan to help fund their college degree


2. The graduate earns a well-paying job


3. The professional pays back the loan


4. The entire family breaks free from the cycle of poverty


If this solution makes sense to you, please read on

Our Mission

To make college education a reality for thousands of underprivileged, yet brilliant, young scholars pursuing professional careers by providing interest-free loans, setting them and their families on the path to a secure future free from the binds of poverty.

Help make college a reality for just one deserving student

Our Challenge

More than 5,000 underprivileged students in Gujarat alone pass 12th grade every year, but . . .

They are unable to afford the costs of higher education in science, including medicine, pharmacy, nursing, engineering, technology, and computer science. Why?

The yearly cost to attend college is = to the average yearly earnings for their entire family.

A family earning $1,000 a year cannot afford $1,000 a year toward one child’s education. And while many charities help fund school education, they rarely fund graduate level professional degree programs.

Help elevate entire families out of poverty

Our Solution

E2G loans are set up to cover the average shortfall of $1,000 yearly, for 4-5 years per student, including tuition, lodging, boarding, and supplies for their degree in engineering (4 years) or medicine (5 years).

The loan is repaid after the student graduates and gets a job.

To qualify, students must maintain a minimum grade average and good behavior. Our partners in India advise and mentor the students through to graduation, including setting up repayment plans based on each graduate’s professional earning potential.



Our Results

Over the last nine years, more than 1,300 scholars have participated in the E2G program.

Of those, more than 400 have graduated and the majority of them are earning between $450 and $1,500 a month at reputable companies.

Help make one student's dream come true

Our Future

This is only a fraction of the demand in Gujarat alone. Additionally, Share and Care hopes to expand into other states with the help of dependable partners and donors.

Bhagyavati Naidu

Ms. Bhagyavati Naidu, from Valsad, is the daughter of a tailor earning 60,000 rupees/year ($968). With E2G program support for four years, Bhagyavati will earn her degree in bio-medical engineering from L.D. College of Engineering in Ahmedabad next month, March 2015, and will be working at Tata Consultancy Services with a starting salary of 3.18 lakhs/year ($5,130).



MANY MORE SUCCESS STORIES ARE WAITING FOR FUNDING TO BECOME A REALITY

Pledge $4,000 to sponsor a scholar through to graduation, or a smaller amount to co-sponsor. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. enabling us to achieve our goal of reaching 1,000 scholars by April 2015.



Below are just a few of the once-needy students the E2G program has had the privilege of helping to transition out of poverty to become responsible, productive members of their communities. Please take a few minutes to read their real-life stories and transformations. And please consider a donation on behalf of all the students still hoping for an education that could change their—and their families—lives forever.


Hardavi Hiteshbhai Palan

Hardavi Hiteshbhai Palan

Home: Rajkot, Gujarat

Family yearly income: 48,000 rupees ($776)

Parents’ profession: M.R. Store, puncture repair for bicycles and autos

High school grades: 86.6%

Current studies: 2nd year M.B.B.S. - Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Medical College, Rajkot

Dream: To be a doctor



Rasik Jinabhai Shiyal

Rasik Jinabhai Shiyal

Home: Bhavnagar, Gujarat

Family yearly income: 20,000 rupees ($323)

Parents’ profession: Farm laborer

High school grades: 75.53%

Current studies: 3rd Year M.B.B.S. – M.P. Shah Medical College, Jamnagar

Dream: To be a good doctor for humanity



Kajal Bharatkumar Anadkat

Kajal Bharatkumar Anadkat

Home: Rajkot, Gujarat

Family yearly income: 56,000 rupees ($905)

Parents’ profession: Tailor

High school grades: 84.71%

Current studies: 2nd Year M. Physiotherapy – K.K. Sheth Physiotherapy College, Rajkot

Dream: Wants to be a skilled professional in physiotherapy



Kandarp Nayanbhai Ladani

Kandarp Nayanbhai Ladani

Home: Junagadh, Gujarat

Family yearly income: 60,000 rupees ($970)

Parents’ profession: Retail sales

High school grades: 70.34%

Current studies: 2nd Year Civil Engineering; Parul Institute of Engineering and Technology, Vadodara

Dream: Wants to be a civil engineer



Nishita Rajeshbhai Somaiyaa

Nishita Rajeshbhai Somaiyaa

Home: Rajkot, Gujarat

Family yearly income: 22,000 rupees ($356)

Parents’ profession: Wiring

High school grades: 87.14%

Current studies: 3rd Year M.B.B.S. - Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Medical College, Rajkot

Dream: Wants to be a neurologist

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