Social Enterprises Promoting Organic Farming in India

Organic Farming

Organic farming revolves around the concept of sustainable farming wherein the crops are grown without the use of pesticides or chemicals. Indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in farming not only proves to be hazardous to human health but also to the soil and its ecosystem. Organic farming is the practice of using compost,…

What impact investors look for in your idea?

Impact Investors

Impact investors are the class of people who invest/fund ideas which are capable of generating sustainable social impact apart from financial returns. We, at Impactpreneurs, list a few important points that investors look for in a social enterprise before investing in it. 1.) Founders In the case of startups wghere there is a little track record…

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…

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 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 Social Enterprises Uplifting the Red-Light Area

Female Sex Workers

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…

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…

The Sanitary Napkin Revolution

green sanitary napkin

About 335 million women in India use sanitary napkins which make 12% of the menstruating population. About 108K tonnes of sanitary waste is accumulated in India annually and it takes about 500-800 years to biodegrade each sanitary napkin.  Moreover, about 300 women in India do not have access to a sanitary napkin, they rely on rags,…

Social enterprises bringing improved sanitation for India’s poor

improper sanitation

Due to a lack of proper sanitation facilities, about 638 million people in India defecate in the open making India as the largest country with the open defecation problem. It not only leads to hazardous diseases but as Ban Ki-moon puts it “toilets play a crucial role in creating a strong economy. A lack of…

10 Notable Energy Focussed Social Enterprises

green energy

Energy is one of the most crucial resources for the upliftment of the society. According to International Energy Organization, India is the largest country with 306 million (a quarter of the population) without access to electricity. Pollution caused in the generation of energy is also a major concern. Impactpreneurs lists few social enterprises which aim…