Mariko Hirakawa

Mariko Hirakawa's Fundraiser

We can provide education for children and micro-loans for mothers image

We can provide education for children and micro-loans for mothers

My goal is to have 108 of you to join me in this campaign, with as little as $5 a month!


Join me in supporting a real change with just $ 5 a month and express our gratitude for the gift of yoga. Together, we can start a sustainable revolution of giving back. Be part of Yoga Gives Back's ONE MILLION YOGIS CAMPAIGN, be part of the force of one million yogis! Help us empower women and children in Mother India to build sustainable livelihoods.

I support Yoga Gives Back wholeheartedly because I have first-hand experience witnessing how hard the mothers in the lower class of Indian society work to support their families. All in all, I have spent about 10 years living in various parts of India, and although I have had the privilege of being around great Yogis and Masters, scholars and wise beings, I truly feel the greatest lesson I received in India is from watching the sincere, cheerful, hard work that these people offer, day in and day out. By connecting Yoga practitioners in the West with these deserving women of India, Yoga Gives Back creates awareness of the greater purpose of Yoga, of Yoga with a capital "Y", Yoga that is generous and healing, compassionate and truly transformative – the Yoga that is the original gift of the enlightened rishis (sages) of India. I firmly believe that spirituality must be grounded in the practicalities of the world today. Yoga Gives Back allows us to participate in the sacred activism that is grounded in Dharma. It transforms our practice into deep, universal prayer as we create positive socio-economic impact. What an empowering feeling for everyone involved!

$5 a month can give Education Materials for 12 Children.

$15 a month can give Higher Education for 1 Teenager.

$25 a month can give Micro Loans for 11 Women Potters.

$45 a month can give Elementary Education for 3 Girls.

$100 a month can give Caring Home for 2 Orphan Cildren.