The Mission of Bhakti Labs
The mission of Bhakti Labs is to provide patients and clients with a better way to cultivate health. Through science-based nutritional interventions, Green Engineered products and a consumer-as-shareholder model, Bhakti Labs and you are improving healthcare one purchase at a time.
We are harnessing the power of the consumer to help drive healthcare costs down. We use the profits from your purchase to create efficiencies in delivering healthcare. These lower costs and increase access to high quality, diverse care.
Our integral Healthcare Savings Account program pays you to make healthy choices, isn’t it about time someone did this? When you purchase our products directly from Bhakti Labs we will place 20% of the profit into an iHSA for you. These funds are available for you to use toward services at Bhakti Wellness Center, donate to a friend to use or donate to a select charity.
For every supplement purchase you make from Bhakti Labs we buy a meal for a girl living in poverty through our partnership with Yuwa.
WHAT IS YUWA ( this is a charity we support part of ‘we give back’, in a previous email I sent a their website and a link to a video you could include along with this text.)
Yuwa uses girls’ team sports as a platform for social development in rural India. Yuwa operates in Jharkhand – one of the poorest, least literate, and most lawless regions of India. Here, girls are rarely given a chance to choose their own future. But the girls of Yuwa are rewriting their script—and it all starts with football.
When a girl organizes or joins a Yuwa team, through positive peer pressure she becomes a more regular student. Players elect team captains who keep track of school attendance, and many girls attend daily study sessions at Kicking It New School. She pays attention to her own health and to the health of her teammates. She marries when she chooses—she and her coaches meet her parents to discuss her options beyond an early marriage. She begins to take her future into her own hands.
Founded in 2009, Yuwa is now one of the largest girls’ football programs in India, with 250 players, 150 of whom practice daily. Over 600 girls have been members of Yuwa so far. As a football club, Yuwa is one of the few teaching life skills, with a focus on positive coaching. As an NGO, Yuwa is the only sports for development organization in India with daily practices for all teams. What makes Yuwa different? Yuwa is absolutely local, with absolute ownership by girls and it’s absolutely fun! The result? Soaring growth, stunning attendance and ‘stick-to-it-iveness’ by our players. Join the movement!
YUWA’S SOCCER TEAMS ARE SELF-INITIATED AND PEER-LED, AND DESIGNED TO ENCOURAGE FINANCIAL SAVING AND PLANNING. BY INVESTING IN GIRLS WHO DEMONSTRATE THEIR DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT TO THE PROGRAM AND THEIR OWN SELF-IMPROVEMENT, YUWA CREATES STRONG YOUNG LEADERS CAPABLE OF RECLAIMING THEIR RIGHTS.
Each Yuwa team participates in an hour-long weekly workshops on health, gender, gender-based violence, sexuality, self-esteem, and basic finances. These workshops are not lectures: they encourage critical thinking, self-reflection, and conversation. They present material in an engaging, interactive, culturally sensitive, and inclusive way.
What makes Yuwa’s Life-Skills curriculum different?