In India the richest 1% own 58% of the total wealth while 22% of the population languishes under the poverty line. Isn’t this high level of inequality staggering, in spite of 70 years of taking over destiny in our own hands?
We want to understand the nature of this inequality and factors that cause it. While myriad social and economic challenges exist in our country, there has been a steady emergence of innovative social solutions as well. Though in its infancy, we suppose social entrepreneurship may have the potential to address inequality, at least in some aspects if not all. It’s ability to create social impact through market-driven solutions may become an equalizing force.
Economyforall is a documentary project that aims to seek answers to all these questions by reaching out to several entrepreneurs, investors, academicians, journalists and professionals across the social entrepreneurship ecosystem. It will showcase their views and tell real stories of how some social entrepreneurs and impact organizations are working towards reducing inequality and creating an economy for the excluded.
We launched this project in September 2017 and are slowly evolving our own understanding of this topic. We will be posting all the wisdom and useful ideas related to this topic on this page. Additionally, if you know someone who can contribute his point of view to this topic or if you think that you can contribute then please drop us a message by using the Contact Us form.