Two Chartered Accountants from India, Divya Singhal and Trishla Pareek, have made headlines with their inspiring success story as women entrepreneurs behind the crowdfunding platform, ShareALittle. This dynamic duo started their own NGO, Share a Little, in November 2020, providing financial assistance to other NGOs engaged in social welfare through Crowd Fundings, similar to Give India.
Despite the challenges that come with being entrepreneurs, Divya and Trishla have never been ones to shy away from a challenge. Their journey into social entrepreneurship was not an easy one, but they persevered nonetheless.
Divya and Trishla first became friends at the age of 10 at Welham Girls’ School, a boarding school in Dehradun. They pursued their careers as Chartered Accountants and started their first jobs in Mumbai after completing their studies. However, they soon realized that they wanted something more fulfilling than just a job.
During the pandemic, the two were concerned about how poor children would cope with online classes, which led them to start their social entrepreneurship and crowdfunding start-up, ShareALittle. The platform acts as an intermediary between donors and NGOs, providing a secure payment gateway and a crowdfunding model to support social welfare causes.
One of the challenges they faced during the pandemic was the inability to have face-to-face meetings for fundraising events and travel. However, Divya and Trishla were undeterred, and they automated processes for fundraising plans, NGO tie-ups, and building a donor base.
Divya and Trishla believe that charities often do not reach relevant beneficiaries, and so they devised a transparent social accounting system that reports back to the donor. ShareALittle also provides reports about where and how the NGO utilized the funds.
ShareALittle’s stringent vetting process for campaign owners, verified NGOs, tax deductions under section 80G of the Income Tax Act, and on-ground feedback from the beneficiary, have all made it a popular choice for donors and NGOs alike.
In the world of entrepreneurship, every business faces hurdles and obstacles, but Divya and Trishla’s unwavering determination has seen them overcome them all. Their story is a true inspiration to women entrepreneurs everywhere, proving that with hard work, dedication, and a never-give-up attitude, anything is possible.