Gram Vaani making voices of villages heard

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“While technology is important, it’s what we do with it that truly matters.”– Muhammad Yunus Only about 20% of people in India have access to the internet. This means that a majority of the people lack access to information, unable to reap the benefits of connectivity that we take for granted. Can you imagine a world…

Meet the IIT alumnus bringing Hope and Happiness in the lives of people with autism

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“The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.” – George Bernard Shaw It was a documentary on autism that inspired Nishtha to understand more about the disorder and the lives of the people it…

Haqdarshak : Helping communities understand their rights and entitlements

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Even as India goes digital, it can easily become quite perplexing for most of us if we need to find out which government programs apply to us. The details of most government schemes and their eligibility criteria are often contained in long hard to understand documents.  This becomes more difficult for the poor who are…

How Jeevan Trust is empowering the marginalized sections through art and media?

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Albinism is a congenital disorder characterised by the lack of melanin and low vision in later stages. It is one of the less known diseases and there are a  lot of myths associated with it. Impactpreneurs had an exclusive talk with Mr. Anubhav Gupta, Director of Jeevan Trust who is working for the benefit of…

10 Latest Social Enterprises Curbing Pollution in India

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A few months back in early November 2016, Delhi was choking because of air pollution. Visibility level had gone extremely down because of the thick cover of smog all across the National Capital. Apart from headache, nausea, allergies, asthma and emphysema, air pollution causes chronic diseases like lung cancer. It also affects human heart, brain,…

10 Anti-Trafficking Social Enterprises

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Human trafficking is transporting, recruiting and harbouring of people forcefully for the purpose of exploitation. Human trafficking results into sexual slavery, forced labour, modern slavery and commercial sexual exploitation. Trafficking is not only restricted to women and children but even men are forced to do labour. It is one of the hidden professions of the…

10 Fashion Labels as Social Enterprise

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Fashion industry plays a vital role in the world. It acts as a bridge between the rural and urban people.It is making the world recognize the lost importance of handicraft. Moreover, the Indian textile industry solely employs over 45 million people directly and 60 million people indirectly. It is strengthening the economy, environment and also…

Traits to Look For in a Social Enterprise Co-Founder

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They say choosing a co-founder is a lot like choosing your life partner. You will spend countless hours together and your future, your success and your happiness will be intermingled. You will be in it together (hopefully) for life. Two friends get an idea, start a venture, grow wealthy and live happily ever after, that’s…

Meet the Man Behind Waterless Urinals, Uttam Banerjee

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With every flush, we waste 3 litres of water whereas about 663 million people do not have access to safe water. It is right that you should flush after urinating because it is hygienic but what if we have an alternative where you get to maintain hygiene without flushing? A venture has been started by…

10 Social Enterprises Uplifting the Red-Light Area

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Sex work is one of the oldest professions of the world and the most disrespected too. The lives of the women and their children are shackled with never ending miseries. These “fallen women” do not fall because of their profession but because we make them fall. Education, security, respect, dignity, divinity, livelihood; these are some…