Meet Kiran

Kiran never left Varanasi for more than 5 days in her life.
That didn’t stop her from jumping on the train with her friend and a backpack for a 2-month trek all over India.

Kiran-TrainKiran didn’t know how to swim. That didn’t stop her from throwing on a lifejacket and learning how to surf when the opportunity was presented to her by India’s first professional female surfer.

Kiran’s bravery is impressive. It is also representative of the values upon which Strength India is founded. We believe that when girls are encouraged to take chances and improve their lives, they take them.

This professional journey is not always easy, and is rooted in Strength India’s three spheres of influence. Kiran and co-founder Tara have worked with Kiran’s family, so they understand she is as safe as possible (personally and professionally); with each other, to develop a sense of trust that is rarely formed between villagers and foreigners; and institutionally, to ensure Kiran understands she is an integral part of Strength India.

Kiran didn’t think she was going to start a revolution.
That didn’t stop her from leading Strength India.