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By connecting the formal and informal economy, this startup reduces India’s landfill waste

Siddharth Hande, from India
By connecting the formal and informal economy, this startup reduces India’s landfill waste

This Chennai-based social enterprise uses technology to reduce and recycle the waste that ends up in landfills across India. In doing so, they are also helping formalize the informal economy of waste pickers and junk dealers.

Building tomorrow’s changemakers in one of Hyderabad’s largest slums

Kriya Sangh, Shaik Nayeem, from India
Building tomorrow’s changemakers in one of Hyderabad’s largest slums

To empower the youth of Rasoolpura, one of Hyderabad’s largest slums, Nayeem Pasha launched Kriya Sangh Society. The non profit tackles four main issues – health, education, skills and livelihood development, and water sanitization.

Divya Rawat gave up a promising career in the city to start a mushroom farm

Divya Rawat, from India
Divya Rawat gave up a promising career in the city to start a mushroom farm

The Ajala Project presents Divya Rawat, a farmer changing the world. It is a well-known fact that there is an issue with food distribution across the globe and the only winners are large corporations who keep prices high and quality at an all time low. Rural communities across the world rely on farming as a means…

 

From Local Tailors to Global Fashion Gurus, this is the Story of Saheli Women

Madhu Vaishnav, from India
From Local Tailors to Global Fashion Gurus, this is the Story of Saheli Women

I have heard of Muhammad Ali, Jet Li and even Broccoli but never of SAHELI. Who can it be? What’s it about? These were the thoughts running through my head as I searched on Google to find out more about the SAHELI women. I came across a number of unrelated information,until I was pointed in…

He is the first vegan to climb The Everest!

Kuntal, from India
He is the first vegan to climb The Everest!

The Ajala Project presents Kuntal, an inspiring nomad changing the world. 8,848 metres, 29,029 feet; a height that mountaineers and explorers the world over dream of conquering, Kuntal Joisher is one such individual who saw this dream realized. He summited Mount Everest on the 19th of May 2015 as the first vegan to ever do…