Banka BioLoo: An Organisation with a Mission to End Open-defecation in India

Banka BioLoo

The above graph is an excerpt from the World Bank data which shows the improvement of sanitation facilities in India and its neighbouring countries in the year 1990 and 2015. According to Forbes, India is the fourth fastest growing economy in 2017. The data of World Bank has a shocking revelation for this fast-growing country….

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…

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…

10 Fashion Labels as Social Enterprise

Fashion industry as social enterprise

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

Traits of Co-Founder

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

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…

Top 10 Health Focussed Social Enterprises in India

health and money

 “He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.” – By Thomas Carlyle Unlike ICC who ranks India’s cricket team as number 1,  WHO ranks India at a swooping number of 112 out of 190 countries. To tackle the situation, the Indian government has taken considerable steps to cater to the…

10 Social Enterprises Fighting Against HIV/AIDS

world aids day

AIDS is a battle which cannot be won by Science alone. It is a battle which needs to be fought by the victim and the people around that victim. About 36.7 million people are suffering from AIDS globally and about 40% of them do not know about their status. India alone has 2.1 million AIDS…

10 Notable Women Social Entrepreneurs

social entrepreneurs

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…