The belief behind this principle is that if every poverty stricken person on this planet has a 1-for-1 buddy, they will no longer be poor.
Contributing INR 18,000 one time (OR)
Contribution INR 1500 per month for 12 months. In addition to this, we need 30 hours of your time over the next 3 years to mentor them and keep them from falling back into the poverty trap.
An initiative that focuses on grooming entrepreneurial thinking and its action in rural India by creating a local ecosystem web of colleges, students and mentors. The objective of this initiative is to encourage and enable local entrepreneurs to scale up their business and generate employment opportunities in rural areas.
The Rural Edge started in 2009, in partnership with Samuha (an NGO), and the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, serves to validate the following assumptions:
Of the 120 villagers, 113 completed the training successfully. A number of them were inducted into a village BPO to work with HDFC Life, Genpact, a UK customer and others on the same campus as they were trained. This validated the model and demonstrated the program’s ability to scale.