Improving Livelihoods through Entrepreneurship

Dharma Life is a social enterprise driving sustainable growth in rural India by creating a network of entrepreneurs and building a market demand for their affordable products. Dharma Life focuses on numerous development sectors, including health, water supply, sanitation, education, clean energy and indoor air pollution. To achieve its goals, Dharma Life has trained more than 5,000 villagers in entrepreneurial thinking, customer orientation and financial planning.

Dharma Life believes that every individual has the potential to grow and, if given a purpose, can progress in life.

Gaurav MehtaFounder and CEO, Dharma Life

Importantly, Dharma Life activates demand by raising awareness about the socio-economic value of their endorsed products among rural customers, while ensuring a sustainable value chain by working with manufacturers, distributors, local retailers and other stakeholders. Dharma Life reports to have positively impacted the lives of over 2.5 million people through its awareness activities and aims to increase this figure to 50 million by 2020.

Why you should care

Problems related to indoor air pollution, malnutrition and lack of access to affordable energy are widespread in India. In an attempt to provide remote communities with life-improving products, Dharma Life focuses on a selection of relevant development challenges with known solutions to create socially positive impact in rural villages. To achieve this, Dharma Life trains entrepreneurs and promotes the adoption of socially beneficial products.

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