Fellows by Category

Organization: Sukanya

Aparna is creating a global microretail chain that features disadvantaged women as both suppliers and sellers. Her retail chain, which opened in Kolkata last year with distinctively branded mobile points of sale, is beginning to expand to other Indian states and has attracted the attention of NRI groups as far away as Europe and the US.

Organization: Sustaintech

Svati Bhogle has created a distribution system to counter the inefficient use of cooking stoves by street food vendors in India; enabling them to easily own fuel efficient stoves, save money on fuel, and earn a better profit. Built on ecological considerations, these improved stoves not only increase their income, but ensure better health conditions for vendors and their consumers.  

Organization: The Inventors' Action Society

Thumswamy Joseph David, himself an active inventor, is launching India's first professional association of inventors, The Inventors' Action Society. It focuses especially on India's "craftsmen inventors" who, armed with few degrees or institutional connections, are increasingly disadvantaged.

Amol Goje is enabling rural communities in India to participate effectively in the new economy, driven by computers and rapid information exchange. By educating and equipping rural producers with user-friendly tools to access market and crop information to enhance their business, and by simultaneously providing rural schools with IT education and training, Amol is closing the digital divide...

Organization: FifthEstate Trust

Pallavi is unlocking the power that is embedded in the potential collaboration of the government, private companies and social entrepreneurs, who have so far worked in isolation. Pallavi is facilitating this collaboration through a platform that brings together these stakeholders to identify solutions for social problems and empower local innovations to scale.

Organization: Swayam

Anuradha Kapoor has developed a model volunteer-based program to combat violence against women with integrated support service and public education components.

Sunil Khairnar is bringing new resources and valuable networks to agricultural entrepreneurs in India. By providing the nation's traditionally poor farmers with a comprehensive source of knowledge and data, Indian farmers are building up-to-date, economically sound "agriclinics."

Organization: Smarter Dharma

Sriram envisions a world where every consumer has the information and awareness to make socially and environmentally sustainable choices, and has enough sustainable options to choose from, because businesses too are empowered to cater to the growing consumer demand for sustainable products and services.

Organization: LEDS/HomeShops

To increase sustainability of micro-enterprises in India, Anup Nair has created local production and supply systems driven by micro-entrepreneurs that fosters a “local-to-local” economy. By creating networks of specialized entrepreneurs focused on management, marketing and distribution, this system leverages the collective strength of local micro-enterprises to compete with large corporations...

Organization: Kinara Capital

By financing the supply chain and mitigating risks in new ways, Hardika is creating new architecture to lend to the millions of small and medium enterprises without collaterals or credit history. She is providing enterprises with the critical support that has a huge multiplier effect of moving them up the value chain and to attain full economic citizenship.

Organization: FORCE

Jyoti Sharma is closing a generational gap in water resource management knowledge by developing a citizen-based water management system run by a competent, decentralized local authority. She involves stakeholders from the community, hydrology experts, business leaders, and local politicians in a process that enables communities to create local pockets of water security. Jyoti’s goal is to...

Anil Singh's six-step training model develops entrepreneurship in disadvantaged communities and addresses the shortcomings of most business training. His long-term follow-up support for poor women entrepreneurs enables them to set up enduring enterprises and ultimately to become self-sustaining.

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