Rural women from Purnia in Bihar have taken charge of their own destiny. They have come together to form a company that is co-owned and run by them and they are looking for more women to join them on this bandwagon.
Shabana Biwi from Mahuadad in Jharkhand tells me about the positive changes in her social, personal and economic life after joining SoULS.
A Short Trailer: Lessons I Learnt On Poverty Alleviation & Social Change From IIT Bombay’s SoULS Project
I spent a week as a documentary filmmaker in various villages of Jharkhand and Bihar to see the social impact of SoULS up close and personal. Take a look at what I learnt from this experience.
Being recognized by the Prime Minister himself, IIT Bombay’s SoULS project is one of the most innovative and scalable social impact projects in the country. It offers valuable insights into poverty alleviation, women empowerment and social change through access to clean energy.
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.
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.
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.
Small holding farmers face a range of problems leading to perpetual poverty. eKutir and KrishiStar are using innovative business models to help farmers get access to entrepreneurial opportunities ultimately leading to predictable livelihood.
An article in Forbes written by Daniela Papi discusses that it is best to stay away from your impactees’ background stories and only focus on the business aspect of your social good brand while promoting it. We beg to differ. Here’s why.
IT’S NOT ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF WEALTH YOU CAN ACCUMULATE, IT’S ABOUT THE IMPACT AND CHANGE YOU CAN CREATE. – NEIL BLUMENTHAL, WARBY PARKER FOUNDER. They very definition of a for-profit social enterprise is earning money while doing social good and scaling up is needed to bring larger impact. Here are 5 questions you need to answer while you scale up your social enterprise, guided by some of the most successful social entrepreneurs.