Vol 8 Issue 12, Mar 17, 2017 - Mar 23, 2017.

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  • Blooming dreams

    Blooming dreams

    Mamoon Akhtar is offering hundreds of poor children in Howrah what he did not get as a child – a good English medium education, because his family could not afford it for him. G Singh spoke to Mamoon, who is also involved in other social projects
      Posted      Vol 7 Issue 45
  • Sworn benefactor

    Sworn benefactor

    At the funeral of his brother in 1963, Deo Kumar Saraf swore not to let poverty-struck people die due to lack of medical care. Today, his Anandalok group of hospitals challenge corporate hospitals with their affordable charges, says G Singh
      Posted      Vol 7 Issue 25
  • Low-cost hygiene

    Low-cost hygiene

    By designing a terracotta incinerator, costing just one tenth of the incinerator that runs on electricity, Shyamsunder Bedekar of Gujarat has ushered in a revolution in women’s hygiene in rural and semi-rural areas, says Kavita Kanan Chandra
      Posted      Vol 7 Issue 30
  • Benign borrow

    Benign borrow

    Entire India will soon come under the cover of Arogya Finance that lends money for the poor to go for medical treatment. Supported by social venture funds, Arogya is in nine States and has helped over 400 persons, says Kavita Kanan Chandra
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 15
  • Wigs of compassion

    Wigs of compassion

    A cancer patient’s elation over the wig he had made for her changed Marishetty Kumar’s life.  The wigmaker who made wigs for actors now sells his creations for a discounted price to those who lose hair due to chemotherapy, says Usha Prasad
      Posted      Vol 7 Issue 22
  • Poor’s banker

    Poor’s banker

    The son of a poor sweet shop owner, Chandra Shekhar Ghosh today sweetens the lives of women in poverty stricken homes with loans. G Singh traces the incredibly phenomenal rise of the founder of Bandhan Bank that has Rs.12,500 crore deposit now
      Posted      Vol 7 Issue 20
  • Watershed innovation

    Watershed innovation

    Bhungroo in Gujarati means a hollow pipe. But Biplab Ketan Paul gave the word a new meaning by an innovation that has led to water availability, soil improvement and women empowerment, thus helping 14,000 farmers, says Kavita Kanan Chandra
      Posted      Vol 7 Issue 14
  • Not by profit

    Not by profit

    A Muruganantham, who invented a low-cost sanitary napkin making machine, sees success not in the company’s accounts book but in the number of beneficiaries, says P C Vinoj Kumar  
      Posted      Vol 7 Issue 6
  • No kid stuff

    No kid stuff

    Tribal teenage girls in Jharkhand are helping their parents mobilise funds. Kishori Mandal, a micro-credit venture, has ushered a change, sweeping across many villages. Ajitha Menon reports
      Posted      Vol 6 Issue 41
  • Earn and learn

    Earn and learn

    Enabling special children through vocational training is the main mission of Savera School headed by Shilpa Arora. The school gives children a chance to earn as they learn, says Naunidhi Kaur
      Posted      Vol 6 Issue 35
  • Green cobblers

    Green cobblers

    Inspired by a man making sandals out of used tyres in the US, Jay Rege and Jothsna came to India to turn eco-conscious shoemakers, launching ‘Paaduks’. The social entrepreneurs also share their profit with their cobblers, says Rohan Potdar
      Posted      Vol 6 Issue 6
  • Free coaching

    Free coaching

    Through a mentorship programme, Avanti Fellows, two IIT alumni, Krishna Ramkumar and Akshay Saxena, are training underprivileged children to crack entrance examinations of prestigious institutions all over India, says Kavita Kanan Chandra
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 42
  •  Eyeing options

    Eyeing options

    Where millions suffer from eye disorders, a young ophthalmologist has set up a clinic to bring eye care within the reach of the poor and the rural population. Akash Bisht spoke to Parveez Ubed, who started ERC Eye Care 3 years ago in Assam
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 39
  • Touching base

    Touching base

    New York-born Ajaita Shah once applied for fellowship to work in India. Then she came back and also launched Frontier Markets to serve base of the pyramid households. Souzeina S Mushtaq spoke to the 29-year-old who knows the needs of villages
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 29
  • From scrap

    From scrap

    By professionalizing the otherwise unorganized scrap market, two MBA students, Apoorva Chaturvedi and Yogesh Sood, have changed the image of the man coming home to buy old newspapers. Asad Ashraf logs on to kabaadiwala.com to check the profit
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 26
  •  For farmers

    For farmers

    Two IITians, Shashank Kumar and Manish Kumar, went to villages and set up a social enterprise that has touched the lives of hundreds of farmers in Bihar. Kavita Kanan Chandra tells us about their work and innovative agricultural management
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 24
  • Benign borrow

    Benign borrow

    Entire India will soon come under the cover of Arogya Finance that lends money for the poor to go for medical treatment. Supported by social venture funds, Arogya is in nine States and has helped over 400 persons, says Kavita Kanan Chandra
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 15
  • Pet project

    Pet project

    ‘Rickshaw Bank’ is a project that helps rickshaw pullers. It was born out of a conversation Pradip Kumar Sarmah, a veterinarian, who had taken animal health care to rural areas in Assam, had with a rickshaw puller, says Souzeina S Mushtaq
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 14
  • Mountain girl

    Mountain girl

    In the chilly heights of Ladakh, Thinlas Chorol stands out as a social entrepreneur, trekking guide, ice hockey player and a writer rolled into one. Her remarkable role is changing the face of tourism up there, says Kavita Kanan Chandra
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 7
  • Water Wheel

    Water Wheel

    Fetching water takes such considerable time for rural women that they expend most of their time and energy on that. But ‘Water Wheel’, a recent innovation, is ushering a change in the lives of women in some villages, says Souzeina S Mushtaq
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 6
  • Heart for Artisans

    Heart for Artisans

    Young social entrepreneur Medhavi Gandhi works with artisans from around the country, helping them to innovate and design better products to keep pace with the market needs, says Afsana Rashid
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 5
  • Too good a buy

    Too good a buy

    There are too many reasons to buy the exquisite terracotta and ceramic jewellery from Color D Earth. Hema S Subramanyam's social venture not just helps artisans eke out a living, the products are also eco-friendly, says Kavita Kanan Chandra
      Posted      Vol 4 Issue 50
  • Thursday, March 23, 2017