Crowd sourced loans for the working poor

Crowd sourced loans for the working poor

Milaap is a social enterprise that enables people around the world to give a loan to the working poor in India. Based in Bangalore, India, with its headquarters in Singapore, Milaap is the world's first online micro lending platform that enabled non-Indians and non-resident Indians to make loans to India....

An initiative to help women become self-reliant

An initiative to help women become self-reliant

Vanita Vishwanath started Udyogini in the year 1992 with the aim of training semi- literate and illiterate women in rural India to turn them into micro entrepreneurs. Today Udyogini runs projects across 5 states and takes grass root businesses to the market, helping rural and tribal women become self-reliant. Before...

An echo for the disadvantaged of the society

An echo for the disadvantaged of the society

Anshu Gupta formed Goonj in 1998 as a bridge between urban India's underutilised resources and rural India's unaddressed needs. In his previous avatar as a journalist, Anshu once interviewed a man, Habib, who wandered cremation grounds, collecting clothes from corpses. Habib's little daughter told Anshu that when she was cold...

A unique family for the homeless

A unique family for the homeless

Vinayak Lohani an alumnus of IIM Calcutta decided to take the road less travelled when he gave up a lucrative career to start Parivaar, a home for total care and overall development of children from categories like orphans, girl children highly vulnerable to exploitation and trafficking, abandoned children and extremely...

Unique solutions for the differently abled

Unique solutions for the differently abled

Abhishek Syal is the founder of A R I S E (Act to Rise for Innovation in Special Education) Charitable Trust. It was founded with the objective to uplift and empower the challenged sections of human society through interactive and better educational tools and technologies. When Abhishek visited the Institute...

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