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In the past few years of identifying and writing impact stories, we have often come across people who enter into social entrepreneurship ‘accidentally’. It’s always about that one moment, one event or one incident that triggered an emotion and led people to become ‘accidental social entrepreneurs’. This time we came across another such story in …

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A jewellery lover and an art enthusiast, Saloni Sacheti, an SBI Youth for India Fellow, is empowering the tribals of Dagadpada, in Dangs district of Gujarat, by engaging them into an alternative livelihood source of Bamboo Jewellery making. The primary occupation of the tribals there is agriculture and manual labour. But they suffer from huge …

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“I sold my daughter to a money lender for $200. I had no choice left”, the farmer murmured with a tangible void in his trembling, haunting voice. The grief in this farmer’s eyes unveils the hard reality of a small farmer’s course of life in Indonesia. With 41% of the population engaged in agriculture, millions …

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“For a woman to succeed in the competitive business landscape, it is imperative that we become comfortable giving equal weight to our careers as we do to our other obligations, roles and responsibilities. And for that, we need to build a thick skin and a strong support system.” These are the words of a woman …

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A girl wakes up to the crackling coo of birds and a new dawn, only to find herself in a mud hut. She starts her day cleaning up her home and supporting her mother to cook whatever they could accumulate from their remaining stock of paltry provisions. As the suns gain prominence in the sky, …

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Ahmedabad resident Harish Kumar was born without a limb below the elbow joint on his right side. He faced impediments at many junctures in his life but they never impeded his will to do what he willed for. Receiving an MSC from IIT Roorkee and an M.Tech from IIT Delhi, Harish worked in the telecom …

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Journalist and Indian School of Business Graduate Priya Nandkarni always wanted to work and experiment in the grassroots. Her strong keenness to work in our rural hinterland brought her in synergy with her husband Digvijay Singh and they worked together on employability for rural youth for many years. But fearing that vocational training was just …

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