Meet the man providing saath to the people in slums

Saath Livelihoods

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”- George Bernard Shaw Impactpreneurs had a detailed talk with an Ashoka Fellow, Rajendra Joshi who has been relentlessly working for over a decade to empower the poor…

Meet the Ashoka Fellow defining sustainable fashion through plastics

Conserve India

“Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry.” by Bill Drayton, Founder of Ashoka Changemaker Ashoka Fellows are the changemakers who through their innovative solutions are changing the society for good. Impactpreneurs had a detailed talk with…

Gram Vaani making voices of villages heard

Gram Vaani

“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

Logo of Hope and Happiness

“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

Mobile Application

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?

Jeevan Trust Logo

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…

Meet the Man Behind Waterless Urinals, Uttam Banerjee

Waterless Urinals

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…

GreenSole – Step towards sustainability

Ever imagined, the pair of shoes you discarded last time could be refurbished and reused? WHO delineates, 1.5 billion people still endure the pain of being infected by the diseases caused by unprotected feet. GreenSole, a self-sustaining social venture, perceiving the potential in the idea of recycling, took charge of this issue and started off…

Reap Benefit – Innovating local solutions

Reap benefits

In Indian cities, pollution levels have soared, water bodies are foaming with industrial wastes and garbage is piling up without the infrastructural capacities. At a time when NGOs and government are spreading awareness and tackling local environmental issues, Reap Benefit, an organization based in Bangalore, puts forward a simple question – “Are you part of…