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Mowing lawns for women in India

Fund raiser to help aid Indian women become independent

Tina Acosta-Delgado wants to help people in India and she is doing this by mowing lawns and donating the profits to the India Village Relief Fund.

“I just felt like other countries needed help,” said Acosta-Delgado. “Why not?”

She said, “We are so lucky to be in our country Canada.”

Being able to do whatever one wants, to be as successful as one wants is possible in Canada.

“We live very selfishly. I think if every entrepreneur  donated 1 per cent of their profit each month to different organizations we can help the women (who don’t have the chance we do here). We can start to change things around the world,” said Acosta-Delgado.

Acosta-Delgado raised $775 over the past month or so by cutting lawns for residents in Sooke and East Sooke and has donated it to the relief fund. Her business, Elite Garden Maintenance, cut lawns every Saturday with the money going to help women in India.

She plans on continuing her charitable work by donating a portion of her profits to different charitable organizations and encourages other women entrepreneurs to do the same.

The India Village Poverty Relief Fund supports sustainable social justice projects tailored to improving the lives of impoverished villagers in India. Their goal is to enable the marginalized to have control over their lives.

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