Nearly 224 million people in India alone live on less than $1.90 per day.

Upaya is breaking the vicious cycle of extreme poverty through job creation.

We have invested in 16 businesses that have created over 13,400 jobs for the extreme poor and improved over 200,000 lives.

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We start by selecting early-stage entrepreneurs to join our accelerator program.


We select up to three businesses from each accelerator for investments and ongoing consulting support.


The businesses we partner with have created thousands of dignified jobs for the poor in their communities.


dignity  |  empowerment  |  Stability

Read the stories of the jobholders whose lives are being transformed through your contribution to Upaya.

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