What We Do

Every girl deserves an education

129 million girls across the globe do not attend school, and the barriers to education are complex.
Yet girls’ access to schooling has been shown to transform their lives, their families, and their communities.
We are committed to creating enduring change through the power of education.

Our Programs

Project Parivartan

Parivartan means “transformation” in Hindi, and that’s exactly what we offer. We’re transforming the lives of girls and their families throughout the Thar Desert in Northwestern India.

We partner with GRAVIS, a leading community-based nonprofit, to combat the obstacles blocking girls from receiving an education.
Our holistic solution enables women and girls in India to break the cycle of illiteracy and poverty while simultaneously
improving access to clean water.





English Learning Buddy Program

We launched the English Learning Buddy Program in 2020 to further our focus on girls’ educational opportunities in India by extending access to English-language

This program connects girls from low-income families in India (“Learners”) with girls in the United States and Canada (“Buddies”), giving Learners the opportunity to practice their English speaking skills with their peers. It further cultivates prosocial behavior and cross-cultural friendships.

Like Project Parivartan, the English Learning Buddy Program is transformative, creating connections and mentorship that enriches the lives of girls on both sides of the screen.

Our Impact

Through our two programs, we have helped hundreds of girls further their education.

Raju’s Story

OneProsper’s Founder and CEO, Raju Agarwal, was raised in Canada, but his family has deep roots in India and he has visited the country regularly both as a child and an adult. He was able to see the stark differences between these two countries firsthand.

While Raju was studying at Boston University, he visited Jaipur in Rajasthan, India. There were many 
children begging on the street, and one girl stood out: she was schoolaged and holding a baby. Raju asked her why she wasn’t in school, and she said she would love to go to school, but couldn’t because she had to look after her little brother while her mother worked.
Upon reflecting on this encounter, Raju realized that these girls, who are growing up in extreme poverty and 
limited by deeplyingrained gender roles, have the same aspirations as girls in Canada and the United States  but not the same opportunities.

After graduating, Raju joined PricewaterhouseCoopers followed by Bank of America, but he felt unfulfilled. 
He read Leaving Microsoft to Change the World by John Wood, which inspired him to take action. Raju founded OneProsper so that he could use his business acumen and resources. to help women and girls in need.

It All Started with Water

Raju founded OneProsper in 2010 with the original aim of helping women in India’s arid regions to grow more crops with less water. This work evolved into Project Parivartan, combining a shared focus on clean water and girls’ education.

After a trip to meet some of Project Parivartan’s beneficiary families,
Raju was
inspired to expand OneProsper’s work providing education to girls in India.
In 2020,
we started the English Learning Buddy program.


You Can Change a Girl’s Future

Our work depends on you. Every donation makes a difference, whether an individual gives $10 or a corporation sponsors an entire family.

We are also in need of volunteers to keep our work going.
Visit the How to Help page for more information.

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