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
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 is to eradicate rural poverty globally,
beginning in India.
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 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 with marginalised groups and communities to trigger transformation at many levels and to create pathways to a better life for them.
MAKE INDIA CAPABLE
To enable youth transformation
To spur rural entrepreneurship
GLOBAL ACTION ON POVERTY
To amplify the impact of changemakers
FUTURE READY GUIDANCE
To build job and career preparedness in youth across India
To tackle multi-dimensional poverty at the family level
Social Innovation for Youth
To foster social entrepreneurial thinking in youth