Development of BoP needs creating a level playing field through entrepreneurship. This means training rural enterprises in leadership and managerial skills.
India needs social enterprises who rise at the grass root level, understand the problems of disadvantaged communities more intimately and innovate solutions sharply focused on various problems faced by them.
As a part of my documentary series #economyforall, this short film brings to you voices of people in rural Rajasthan and offers perspectives of functionaries of Haqdarshak, a social enterprise that helps citizens benefit from govt welfare schemes.
People at the Bottom of the Pyramid should be empowered to challenge their status quo and beat poverty. This can only happen when they can participate in the economy as producers. Social entrepreneurs have a major role to play here.
India can truly realize her potential only if she builds an inclusive economy. We believe government alone cannot do this. We need social entrepreneurs to step in.
Social innovators analyse a socio-economic issue from a human angle and build a solution that is rooted in empathy for the end user.
Problems of poverty and inequality have a complex correlation between them. While governmental policy is the biggest change agent, we need social entrepreneurs to effectively address these problems at the grassroots. Here are some promising social entrepreneurs I spoke to.
#economyforall: Understanding The Need For Holistic Interventions To Tackle Inequality With Priya Naik, Founder, Samhita
Our chat with Samhita Founder and CEO, Priya Naik on why holistic interventions with all the stakeholders are necessary to reduce inequality.
Pulling people at the bottom of the pyramid out of poverty means making productive job and livelihood opportunities available to them. Upaya is playing a role of a catalyst by investing in social entrepreneurs who focus on this through their accelerator program.
If we as a nation have to achieve SDG # 10 that focuses on reducing inequality we need to transition large masses of people out of poverty towards better opportunities and ultimately a better life. Social entrepreneurship can be a game changer.