D&D Leasing Group has partnered with humanitarian organization WE to support the latter’s infrastructure and education improvement program in Kalinjar, India.

Founded in Canada in 1995 by 12-year-old Craig Kielburger, WE started as a youth-led, anti-child-labour organization and developed into a global movement with domestic and international aims. Through the WE Schools program, WE works with teachers and students across the UK and North America to give them tools and inspiration to make a difference to the local and global issues they care about. In developing communities in Asia, Africa and Latin America, WE works to break the cycle of poverty through its sustainable development program, WE Villages.

The aim of the Kalinjar program will be to improve access to education, clean water, healthcare, food and, with the support of D&D Leasing, income opportunities, especially for women. D&D Leasing will provide funding by setting aside monthly income from every finance contract it funds or originates, throughout the life of the contract.

“I’m really excited about this initiative for a few reasons, firstly we’re able to help people at a grass roots level, and through WE, our funds will go to a place that really and truly needs and requires that help,” said D&D CEO Rev. Dr. K. Bill Dost. “Secondly, while the amounts start off small, over time and with the compound effect, our donations will have lasting impact for this community. One of our corporate values has always been to be community builders and I see there being no better way than this. I’d love it if other organizations took our lead and multiplied this effect. We would like to thank all our customers for choosing to work with D&D, as your business allows us to give in this way. ”

Founded in 2000 by Dost, D&D Leasing is a multinational equipment and loan provider, having its roots in Canada with offices in the UK and imminently in the U.S.