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…

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…

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

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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…

ONergy: Energy Access For BoP

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Let there be light!! –Genesis 1:3 Even God, I bet, underestimated the task at hand. Even now, 1.2 billion people around the world live in dark. Most of this population resides in the developing and underdeveloped countries. India alone accounts for 25% of the total population without access to electricity. Poverty and lack of access to…