Popular American singer, rapper and songwriter Nicki Minaj revealed she 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 came to light when the 34-year-old shared a short video on Instagram in which a man shows off a newly-installed hand pump in the village.
“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 programme and two water wells,” Minaj wrote in a caption accompanying the video.
“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,” she added.
Minaj, who is all over the internet about posting her racy photos on Instagram, wrote she will share more details about her charity work in the future, in case her fans want to get involved.
She has also posted two pictures of women wearing sarees and suits with at least two new Singer sewing machines.
“I'm so proud of our sisters in India. God is so good. 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,” the musician wrote.
Earlier this month, Minaj surprised a few lucky fans by paying off their college loans and offering to pay for stuff they need for college if they achieved top grades in school.