for profit

96 Nisaa FM

for profit

Maysoun Odeh Gangat started the first commercial Arabic-language women’s radio station and website in the Levant region, called 96 NISAA FM. She is empowering women through the media. Maysoun provides a platform for all actors to discuss women’s issues and creatively engages both men and women.

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Gyan Lab (ADD-on-GYAN)

for profit

ADD-on-GYAN Educational Services Pvt. Ltd is a venture established in order to reduce the many problems present in the Indian Education Sector and bridge the widening gap between theoretical and practical education in India. We began operations as a Start-up Company at Manipal University - Technology Business Incubator on 20th January and registered as a Private Limited company in July, 2011.

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Affordable Access to Health Information via Mobile

for profit

The vast majority of Indians lack access to basic and accurate healthcare information. This is true of both urban and rural households. Adding to the lack of adequate medical infrastructure is the fact that doctors are often expensive or unavailable. In this scenario, preventive healthcare assumes a great deal of importance. Unfortunately in India prevention is neglected & there is a severe lack of understanding of preventative health as a concept.

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ReMeDi - Enabling Access to Rural Healthcare

for profit

Access to basic healthcare is a very big challenge in Rural India, and globally. 70% Indians live in villages, but 74% Doctors are in the urban areas. Attempts to take doctors to the rural areas have repeatedly failed. People are mostly treated by un/semi-qualified personnel. Those who can afford private healthcare have to spend much more than their urban counterparts. Diseases are detected late. Tens of millions of people get pushed below the poverty line annually because of healthcare expenditures alone!

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Arohana Dairy Private Limited

for profit

Arohana Dairy Private Limited (Arohana), is a for-profit social enterprise set up with an aim to ensure that the Indian dairy farmer is able to run the dairy farm as a lucrative primary or secondary occupation without a debilitating dependency on labour.
Arohana’s vision is “Leading rural communities to a better tomorrow”. Arohana Dairy is working to create highly productive dairy clusters by providing conveniences to the dairy farmer enabling her to:

-augment her income

-expand herd size

-adopt to appropriate automation at the community level and

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NURU Energy to Empower

for profit

With an enduring commitment to solving the problem of energy poverty, which affects over 400 million Indians, Nuru Energy develops and delivers one-of-a-kind, robust and simple-to-use off-grid lighting and energy solutions for rural areas. These include individually charged, modular and multifunctional LED task-lights, called NURUlights and the world's first commercially available pedal generator, the NURU POWERCycle which provides reliable clean, sustainable power anytime, anywhere, and is hundreds of times more efficient than current solar-based solutions at a fraction of the cost.

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Urja Unlimited : Solar Powering Villages

for profit

Urja Unlimited provides solar energy business solutions to rural entrepreneurs, empowering them to earn livelihoods through providing solar energy to rural community. Ours is therefore a clean energy + livelihoods venture that has a triple bottomline impact. We build & implement solutions that allow solar energy to be installed as a product OR a service. Over 75,000 villages in India lack access to energy, which forces a majority of the rural community to remain trapped into poverty.

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