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.
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.
Interaction with Srinivas Ramanujam on how are innovations in agriculture helping small farmers get access to better services and eventually find a way out of poverty.
Social value comprises abstract and qualitative changes within communities occurring over a period of time. It is most potent when thought of as akin to storytelling. A short film is the most powerful way for communicating social value.
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.
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.
Social enterprises by the very nature of their purpose are not poised to scale exponentially. This means that the most effective way for them to achieve large-scale social impact is to collaborate with each other and with different stakeholders across the impact ecosystem.
Creating more opportunities for women social entrepreneurs to hone their ideas and above all, a level playing field is necessary in achieving sustainable development and creating a growth story that translates into shared prosperity for all.
Our country needs cross-disciplinary collaboration between social enterprises to solve some of the complex problems of our development hotspots. Microentrepreneurship, accelerator organizations and addressing information gaps can be some of the key factors in achieving this.
Analysing Circular Economy as the means to fuel sustainable development and reduce socio-economic inequality.