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India educating to empower grassroots entrepreneurship

India

Our work focuses on grassroots entrepreneurship and empowerment for women and their communities in the region of New Delhi and Haryana.

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National Summary

India with the second largest population in the world at 1.3 billion is the world’s largest democracy. Since achieving independence from the United Kingdom in 1947, India has increasingly emerged as an economic powerhouse and a major regional force.

Haryana is a state in north-central India, surrounding New Delhi on three sides. It has the fifth-highest per capita income among Indian states, but as in the rest of the country, women’s participation in the workforce is significantly lower and falling in a context of economic growth and high rate of job creation.  

The state has some of the worst gender equality indicators in the country. More baby girls are aborted here than anywhere else in India. Moreover, while thousands of primary and secondary schools have ensured that basic education is available throughout the state, much of the population, especially rural women, remained unable to read in the early 21st century. 

Quick Facts

1.3 billion national population

 

65.46% female literacy rate

 

22% living under the poverty line

 

94% women work in the informal sector

Kamalini - India

Our Work in India

We started working in India in 2013.

2015

We work with 1 local project in India.

1

We have directly impacted the lives of 3,447 women.

3,447

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