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…

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

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 “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

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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,…

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…

TOP 10 NOTABLE EDUCATION SOCIAL SECTOR ENTERPISES IN INDIA

The education sector in India is witnessing a demand like never before, with the need to educate seen almost as a fundamental right. . However,  India’s per capita public expenditure on education as a percentage of GDP is amongst the lowest in the world. According to a report by the Sankalp Forum, “Exploiting this demographic…

Top 10 Business Plan Competitions for Social Enterprises

Business Plan Competitions

Business plan competitions are great platforms for social entrepreneurs to pitch their startup to investors and partners, share their story with the world, raise some cash and get valuable feedback on their business. Following are some famous platforms for Social Enterprises to showcase their ideas. 1.  TATA Social Enterprise Challenge (TSEC)   Courtesy: link Organized…