American rapper Nicki Minaj is gaining a reputation for philanthropy. And Nicki Minaj has revealed her charitable donations have helped bring clean water to an impoverished village in India. The 34-year-old shared a video on her Instagram page of a villager switching on one of the wells that was built using her money.
“This is the kind of thing that makes me feel the most proud,” she captioned the video. “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 center, a tailoring institute, a reading program and 2 WATER WELLS.”
She went on to add that “we complain about the most ridiculous little things when some ppl don’t even have clean water. Blessings to India.” Though her act is positively impacting the lives of many people living there, Minaj noted that “Our work is far from done.”
She didn’t mention the name of the village that she is helping but told her followers that she’ll tell them more about her charity work in the “near future” in case they’d like to be a part of it.
The 34-year-old, whose father is of Indian and Trinidadian origin, also shared another photo showing women sitting on the floor as they listen intently to someone who appears to be a pastor.
“I’m so proud of our sisters in India. God is so good,” she wrote. “Their desire was to have water wells and places where they can worship, places where they can learn technology, computers, reading, etc. We’re just getting started. These women are us and we are them!”
Upon learning about her charitable endeavors, fans wasted no time in appreciating the singer for her generosity, some even offering to help in her humanitarian ventures. The list of Minaj’s philanthropic efforts is growing by the day. She recently shared another screenshot showing that she helped a few college students pay off their debts.
“This makes me so happy. (A few from the other day),” she wrote. “I’ll do another impromptu payment spree in a month or 2 but pls know that I’m launching my official charity for Student Loans/Tuition Payments VERY SOON! You’ll be able to officially sign up! I’ll keep you posted!”