Dristee CREATED 20 Jobs
Pilot Partner February 2015 - December 2016
Upaya and Drishtee Development and Communications Ldt. came together in a pilot social venture collaboration to create new opportunities for rural artisans to rely on their trade to earn a stable and dignified living. This pilot project with Drishtee filled gaps in regional value chains by connecting groups of producers in rural communities across Assam, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh with raw material suppliers and wholesale buyers of their products. The pilot provided these groups - known as Community-Owned Enterprises (COEs) - with the technical training, management infrastructure, and market linkages needed for community-level entrepreneurship to thrive beyond their immediate area.