SAN FRANCISCO, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- OneProsper International, a non-profit focused on helping famers in poor countries through innovations in sustainable farming practices, today appointed AppDynamics Founder and Executive Chairman, Jyoti Bansal, to its Board of Directors as Chairman.
OneProsper, founded by Raju Agarwal in 2010, is a rapidly growing 501(c)(3) non-profit. OneProsper is currently focused on empowering women in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan, India, which is facing the extreme effects of climate change.
OneProsper empowers women to grow vegetables with drip irrigation and rainwater harvesting; enabling beneficiaries to increase family nutrition and earn sustainable livelihoods. In addition, girls become free to attend school rather than collect water. OneProsper has enabled 100 women in the Thar Desert to grow vegetables with drip irrigation.
Jyoti Bansal is Founder & Executive Chairman of AppDynamics, a leading application intelligence software company in San Francisco. He is a Silicon Valley leader, product visionary and entrepreneur and has been a recipient of many leadership awards. In 2013, he was selected by Forbes as a "Best Cloud Computing CEO to Work For." In 2014, he was named "Best CEO" by San Francisco Business Times at the Annual Tech & Innovation Awards, and was awarded Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year™ for Northern California in 2016.
"We are very excited to welcome Jyoti Bansal as Board Chair of OneProsper," said OneProsper Founder and CEO Raju Agarwal. "Jyoti demonstrates vision, leadership, entrepreneurial skills and a passion for leveraging innovation for social good. I look forward to working closely with Jyoti to scale OneProsper's impact."
"I am thrilled to join and help OneProsper in its mission of delivering social change through innovations in sustainable farming," said Bansal. "Growing up near Thar Desert of India myself as a child, I am personally very excited about the impact we can make by leveraging technology to change lives of farmers there."
OneProsper Crowd-funding Campaign
OneProsper recently launched a crowd-funding campaign to empower 20 women in the Thar Desert with drip irrigation and rainwater harvesting by July 31st 2016. Bansal has generously pledged to personally fund one beneficiary for every three beneficiaries funded during the campaign.
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Learn more about OneProsper => www.oneprosper.org
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