Poverty is just not lack of money;
it is not having the capability to realise one’s full potential as a human being.

– Amartya Sen

Our Story

begins with the stories of eight remarkable young men and women

In 2007, we started our first transformation batch with eight young people from rural Karnataka. These individuals had grown up in an environment that restricted their view of what was possible and what they could achieve in their lives. At the end of six months, however, these youth had transformed into more confident versions of their former selves, digitally literate and comfortable with speaking English, among other new skills. In the years following the program, the members of the Magnificent Eight (as we now call them) have gone on to build fulfilling personal and professional lives and to emerge as changemakers in their communities.

This powerful beginning showed us what was possible. It provided a way forward for our ongoing work in transforming youth and communities and creating a world of abundance for all.

Our Vision

Our vision is to eradicate rural poverty globally,
beginning in India.

We believe

We believe that there is enough and more for everyone on our planet. Poverty makes no sense in such a world of abundance.

We think

We think that the key to tackling poverty is to address the deprivation of capabilities that keeps a person from living a life they have reason to value.

We work

We work with marginalised groups and communities to trigger transformation at many levels and to create pathways to a better life for them.

Our Initiatives

Youth Transformation

MAKE INDIA CAPABLE

To enable youth transformation


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Rural Entrepreneurship

ANTARPRERANA

To spur rural entrepreneurship


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Global Action on Poverty

GLOBAL ACTION ON POVERTY

To amplify the impact of changemakers


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Future Ready Guidance

FUTURE READY GUIDANCE

To build job and career preparedness in youth across India


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MARG

MARG

To tackle multi-dimensional poverty at the family level


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Social Innovation for Youth

Social Innovation for Youth

To foster social entrepreneurial thinking in youth


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