Sabiha combats discrimination against women by nurturing their business ventures, empowering women to spearhead economic growth in their communities as they foster their own initiative and independence.
Winners Announced! The three winners will each receive a prize of US$5,000 from Ashoka Changemakers, and will be invited to participate in a collaboration workshop with Ashoka’s Changemakers and ExxonMobil during summer/fall 2010.
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In order to increase sustainability of microenterprises in India, Anup has created local production and supply systems driven by micro-entrepreneurs that foster a “local-to-local” economy. By creating networks of specialized entrepreneurs focused on management, marketing and distribution, this system leverages the collective strength of local micro-enterprises to compete with large corporations that are actively targeting local rural markets.
Ritwick Dutta is restoring transparency and accountability to India's Environmental Impact Assessment processes in order to protect the environment and at-risk communities from encroaching big industry. Through what he calls "environmental democracy" Ritwick gives citizens the tools to assess the impact of industrial development projects and challenge destructive practices.