UnLtd India supports early-stage social entrepreneurs with innovative solutions to improve the lives of India’s most marginalized populations.
Trafigura Foundation is partnering with the launch pad incubator UnLtd India to support a group of 24 social entrepreneurs whose innovative solutions have the potential to radically improve the lives of India’s most marginalized populations.
As in many countries, social entrepreneurs in India face significant barriers at the early-stage of their ventures, often preventing them from transforming their ideas into high impact and scalable models. Helping social entrepreneurs to thrive and overcome these challenges is UnLtd India’s main priority. Open to all fields of innovation, including livelihoods, education, health and waste management, UnLtd provides early-stage social innovators with seed funding and customized managerial and technical support to test, launch and refine their market-based solutions. Specifically, UnLtd India supports social entrepreneurs to access finance, business coaching, expert networks and gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to create a lasting and value-adding network among their peers.
Our four-year partnership with UnLtd India also focuses on strengthening the organization’s capacity to sustainably improve its reach and services. With our support, the organisation has been able to expand in New Delhi and extend its support to even more social entrepreneurs.
Snapshots of programmes incubated by UnLtd India and supported by the Trafigura Foundation
- Avatar: this social enterprise invented a system to treat Lucknow city’s waste and convert it into rich compost for farming.
- TEACH: a social enterprise that targets the introduction of innovative techniques in schools to help hearing impaired students get on track with exams and continue their education.
- Thinkzone: the main objective of this social enterprise is to empower women in low income communities to provide quality education to children and youth through a technology-enabled “school in a box” approach.