Two years! 24 months of highs and lows unlike any I've ever experienced. 730 busy days and long nights spent working with Upaya's ambitious partners, building our team, and expanding a network of wonderful supporters.
Has it been worth it? Absolutely. Over the past two years we've discovered some great entrepreneurs doing remarkable work, and are excited by the opportunities that the next few years of their growth will open up. We have also had the opportunity to visit families whose lives can be transformed by something as simple as a job milking a cow or weaving a silk saree. My colleagues and I have sat in their homes and listened not just to stories of their struggles, but also to their hopes for a better future. These stories, more than any other factor, have given us the inspiration and the resilience to keep moving Upaya forward.
Going into our third year, we are doing everything we can to keep building on that momentum. I want to personally thank you for supporting Upaya through these early days - we never would have made it this far without you, and I sincerely hope you will continue on this journey with us.
With boundless gratitude,
Upaya Social Ventures