Social Impact

The machines have helped the women to break away from derogatory practices like ‘Thigh reeling’ of silk yarn, which was practised in the states of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha since ages. 

  • Huge impact in social status and health of the women
  • Able to work with greater dignity and look forward to a brighter future.
  • Keen to bring their daughters and family members in this work willingly.

Economic Impact

  • Rs. 500 million are added to the rural economy annually
  • 94.5% end users experienced an increase in income; 
  • Average household income increase is 67%.
  • Build better homes 
  • Improved spending on healthcare and education. 
  • It has led to better stature of the women in household and community. 
  • Many women have undergone entrepreneurial mindset shift. 
  • They have diversified and invested in livelihood options like cattle stock and irrigation on farmland. 
  • They have grown from single person operations to form producer groups. 

Environmental Impact

  • 7,000 Tons* of GHG are avoided annually with the use of our machines.
  • Natural Yarn and fabric production activities are overall environment friendly activities, as they do not use any harmful chemicals or energy intensive processes. We are additionally promoting natural dyeing of material, thus further avoiding use of chemicals.
  • People engaged in these activities do not cause the pollution that any other alternate livelihood might have caused.

SDG 1- No Poverty

Our work is with the most marginalized people living in some of the poorest regions of the world. Independent surveys have confirmed that average family income has increased by 96% through our work adding over Rs. 500 million annually tothe rural economy.

SDG 5-Gender Equality

More than 90% of our beneficiaries are rural women. While increased participation of women in income generation empowers them financially, it also adds to their social stature and self esteem as they become major participants in decision-making in the family.

SDG 7- Affordable and Clean Energy

Use of renewable energy and energy efficient technology in our solutions has helped reduce GHG emissions equivalent to 6,800 Tons of CO2.

SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Digital and financially literacy imparted to empower women in to entrepreneaurs and work in SHGs.

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