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…

What makes a social entrepreneur stand out?

Social Entrepreneur – You might be familiar with the term. According to Ashoka.org, social entrepreneurs are individuals who come up with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing problems. These are the ones who identify the cracks in the system – opportunities to uplift communities at once. These leaders strive and innovate through to impart social…

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…

#SeedsOfChange – Project Parivartan

Parivartan

For Ramila, a woman living in the slums of Vile Parle, each day starts at 5:30 am. She performs her morning prayers and soon starts preparing breakfast for her husband and three kids. Her children have started schooling nearby and are excited by the prospect of a new world beyond the one they already know….