Global Action
on Poverty


Global Action on Poverty

There are many passionate and committed changemakers who are engaged in the fight against poverty. With the right resources and guidance, many of them can accelerate their progress towards this goal.

The Initiative

We launched Global Action on Poverty, an ecosystem of socially motivated individuals and entities, in order to support and boost the impact of changemakers. GAP enables a ground-up approach to SDG impact by working with changemakers who have solutions in the fields of Education, Agriculture, Health, Water & Sanitation, Financial Inclusion, and Energy.


GAP Intensive engagements are designed to boost the leadership capability of changemakers and give them access to vital resources and expertise. These engagements typically run for a little over a year. In a typical engagement, professionals from the corporate and social sectors work alongside GAP changemakers during this period to provide strategic guidance and operational support.

What is GAP all about?

Managing Trustee Madan Padaki shares his definition


These changemakers are doing some impactful work across the areas of education, healthcare and more. In addition, they all rolled out timely interventions for migrants and many other vulnerable groups affected by the Covid crisis in 2020. We are out to help them succeed through GAP.

Feb 2022

Angraj Swami

One-stop solution for waste collection, tracking, recycling, and up-cycling

Ecowrap collects waste from all types of waste generators – HORECA, households, businesses, schools, colleges, companies, and commercial establishments. The platform also trains housekeeping staff for waste segregation. Ecowrap provides its partners with quarterly waste audit reports stating the positive environmental impact they have made by channelling their waste the right way.

Mar 2022

J Chandrasekaran

Watsan Envirotech Private Limited
Provides water and sanitary solutions to rural population

Manufactures as well as distributes low-cost and effective electricity-free water filters to urban slums and rural families. Watsan has also established a modular toilet unit to address sanitary requirements. It is committed to deliver quality drinking water and sanitary requirements with eco-friendly resources at an affordable price tag.

May 2022

Awadhesh Kumar

Balajee Sewa Sansthan
Experienced in community mobilization and works with various departments. Also runs training programmes for the community

Works for the marginalized section of society with focus on Health and hygiene, Tobacco, TB and HIV-AIDS control programme, Rural Development and trainings, etc. Balajee Sewa Sansthan is also involved with the tobacco free Uttarakhand Campaign to prevent tobacco use among young adults.


Namrata Karamchandani

Anahat for Change Foundation
Women empowerment through skill development

Anahat works with urban and rural communities on child safety education, sexual reproductive health rights, education and life skills in collaboration with various NGOs, corporates and the Government.



Development of rural poor women, children and educated unemployed youth

The focus of MERDS is to create sustainable mechanisms for building equitable and just societies in rural parts. During the Covid crisis, the NGO worked to create impact in the education and livelihood spaces, particularly in Natham in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu. 


Amitava Roy

Lokmata Rani Rashmoni Mission
Socio-economic development of communities in tSunderbans

This NGO has been working in backward rural areas of the Sunderbans for more than two decades now. In the wake of the Covid lockdown as well as cyclone Amphan, they quickly reorganised to support these communities in navigating these crises. 


Anubhooti Bhatnagar

Neo Fusion Creative Foundation
Education and Skill Training for Adolescents and Youth

Anubhooti Bhatnagar organized online sessions for Taekwondo , freestyle dance, Kathak, painting, classical singing, theatre and communication skills during the lockdown period. She reached over 400+ teenagers through this project, which resulted in overall positive mental health for the group during this challenging period. 


Ravi S. Kumar

Freedom for You
Education & Training, Health and Wellness, Safety and Security

The team distributed PPE Kits, sanitisers, ration kits, cooked food and also facilitated free checkups across Navi Mumbai, Thane, Mumbai and Raigad districts for migrant workers as well as for members of the Adivasi community in interior locations. 


Mithila Malhotra

Underprivileged Advancement by Youth (UPAY)
Education & skill development

UPAY works towards the provision of quality education for underprivileged children in India. During the Covid lockdown, the NGO distributed dry ration to more than 50K people across the country through their education centres. They also distributed masks and helped enroll 1000+ people on government online ration portals.

Success Stories

Kaya Kalp . Ria Golecha

Changemaker: Ria Golecha

Ria Golecha was incharge of creating a strategic plan for Kayakalp. Kayakalp leverages the traditional art form of puppetry to disseminate awareness on socially relevant themes, market products and ideas, and transcend behavioural change to masses while empowering 14 underprivileged artists living in Kathputli Colony, New Delhi by quadrupling their incomes.

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Mehrun Siddique

Changemaker: Mehrun Siddique

Mehrun Siddique started the NGO Adhar in 2009 with a vision of working with vulnerable children and women of Khajuraho. She has been working with this community for more than a decade, creating livelihood opportunities for women and making them economically independent. 

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SDGs Impacted

Impact Partnerships

We depend on diverse partnerships to help us amplify impact of changemakers in the GAP community.

ICF Pune
London Business School

Join us to amplify impact

  • Fund a GAP Intensive engagement
  • Sign up as a GAP change leader