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.
The role of social entrepreneurs in the areas of access to basic necessities and creation of livelihood opportunities can certainly help our country take great strides towards the ideal goal of ‘No Poverty’.
In this Live Hangout, I asked him about the basic idea behind the 1M1B initiative, how his village accelerator program works, his views on social entrepreneurs aligning with SDGs and the way ahead for him.
Achieving India’s Sustainable Development Goals would need creating affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Here we call out 3 innovative cleantech startups which are working towards it.
In this Hangout, we had an impromptu exchange of questions, answers and ideas related to product development for social impact. Ashwin shared a few interesting anecdotes about his end users and lessons he has gained from leading product development at Simpa.
In this Hangout I asked him about his recent journey to Nepal, problems faced by small farmers and how eKutir is solving them through technology, what it means to be a B Corp and finally some lessons and insights he has gained over last 7 years as a social entrepreneur.
In this Live Hangout, I tried to understand the problem they are tying to solve through Oorja, asked them about their experiences from the field, their operational model and their vision for Oorja.
Transgender community has been living a cursed life. They are a wasted human resource and need to be rehabilitated with dignity and given equal economic opportunities in the main stream society. A few individuals and organisations are slowly garnering support to create awareness and facilitate their socio-economic empowerment. They are an untapped area for social enterprises.