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Fem Sustainable Social Solutions

femS3: Bridging the barriers The field of social enterprise is young and most inclusive business models are unproven, requiring flexibility and re-tooling in their nascent stages. Moreover, there are challenges of variable and volatile income streams, poor infrastructure, missing value chains and lack of customer demand. This high-risk envi [...]

GiveIndia – The Art of Giving

As it is said “a life lived for others is a life worthwile.”We all earn money and spend it for our pleasure. But the happiness of donating a needy is what people hardly experience. There are people in need as well as those who are willing to help. Then why is the case that donations made are always less than expectations? For obv [...]

Vijay Mahajan

Vijay Mahajan
Vijay Mahajan, one of India’s most successful entrepreneur graduated from IIT Delhi in 1975 and did his MBA from IIM Ahmedabad in 1981. Vijay has been listed in “60 Outstanding Social Entrepreneurs” by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship at the World Economic Forum 2002; “India’s 50 Most Powerful People” by BusinessW [...]

Mirakle Couriers – Delivering P...

Mirakle Couriers
It is estimated that India has about 80 lakh (8 million) deaf adults, making us one of the world’s largest deaf population. Only half of them find employment. When they do find employment, for most of them its in the informal sector where they are badly paid, only seasonally hired and treated especially bad for being deaf. Realizing the probl [...]

Anshu Gupta and his Goonj

Anshu Gupta Goonj
Among the most common basic needs of humans – Roti, Kapda aur Makan (Food, Cloth and Shelter), Clothing has lost its importance amidst the huge number of brands and choices. But many communities in India are still deprived of this basic need which most of us take for granted. GOONJ, a social enterprise based in New Delhi, was founded by [...]