Rapper Nicki Minaj funds Indian village for development

Indians may not be big fans of rap music, but American rapper, singer and songwriter Nicki Minaj may soon become a household name in India.

And that’s not because of her music, its because she has been quietly doing charity work for a village in India.

Some time back, Ms Minaj had surprised a few lucky fans by offering to pay off their college loans. And now, she revealed that she has been helping a village in India. Nicki Minaj has been sending money to an unnamed village in India for the last few years, to help its residents gain access to clean water, basic education and technology.

“This is the kind of thing that makes me feel the most proud. The money I’ve sent to this village in India for the last couple years (via my Pastor Lydia Sloley), has gotten them a computer centre, a tailoring institute, a reading program and two water wells. We complain about the most ridiculous little things when some people don’t even have clean water. Blessings to India. Our work is far from done,” says Minaj.

Here’s a video where a man shows off a newly-installed hand pump in the village.

She also posted pictures of women, with at least two new Singer sewing machines.

“You are truly a beautiful person inside and out! Money never matters, humanity does. God bless you,” said one person on Instagram.

Minaj said she will share more details about her charity work in the future, in case her fans want to get involved.

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