August 2011 batch

Divya Sooryakumar
Build Sustainable Income through Handicraft (Chandigarh, Chandigarh)

Divya Sooryakumar recently graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Economics and International Studies. During college, Divya fostered her interest in human rights and international development through university organizations such as the Northwestern University Conference on Human Rights and the Global Engagement Summit. Additionally, She spent two consecutive summers working with microfinance organizations in India and Uganda. This year, Divya is partnered with the Chandigarh-based NGO, Chhoti Si Asha, which assists women and youth to build sustainable livelihoods. Divya will primarily be serving with Chhoti Si Asha’s Stitch-a-Living Program, which generates income for underprivileged women and children through handicrafts.