The Sanitary Napkin Revolution

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About 335 million women in India use sanitary napkins which make 12% of the menstruating population. About 108K tonnes of sanitary waste is accumulated in India annually and it takes about 500-800 years to biodegrade each sanitary napkin.  Moreover, about 300 women in India do not have access to a sanitary napkin, they rely on rags,…

Social enterprises bringing improved sanitation for India’s poor

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Due to a lack of proper sanitation facilities, about 638 million people in India defecate in the open making India as the largest country with the open defecation problem. It not only leads to hazardous diseases but as Ban Ki-moon puts it “toilets play a crucial role in creating a strong economy. A lack of…

TOP 10 NOTABLE MICRO-FINANCE SOCIAL SECTOR ENTERPRISES IN INDIA

“Access to Finance is a commonly cited problem for social enterprises in India and refers to the financial barriers related to the lack of equity, debt, and working capital for start-up enterprises, in addition to non-financial barriers, such as a lack of financial literacy.” – IFC, 2011 Access to finance, especially so by the underprivileged…

10 Notable Energy Focussed Social Enterprises

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Energy is one of the most crucial resources for the upliftment of the society. According to International Energy Organization, India is the largest country with 306 million (a quarter of the population) without access to electricity. Pollution caused in the generation of energy is also a major concern. Impactpreneurs lists few social enterprises which aim…

10 Notable Women Social Entrepreneurs

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Women entrepreneurs are kindling in the entrepreneurial world. Impactpreneurs lists few women social entrepreneurs who are striving to make this world a better place.  1.  Sairee Chahal, Founder and CEO of Sheroes   Courtesy: link   Problem: We all know many women leave their jobs either to look after their family or because their parents call them…