UnLtd India supports early-stage social entrepreneurs with innovative solutions to improve the lives of India’s most marginalized populations.
(Programme concluded and no longer supported by the Trafigura Foundation)
Over the period 2017-2020, Trafigura Foundation and UnLtd India collaborated to support 26 entrepreneurs providing scalable solutions to everyday challenges, in areas including education, healthcare, agriculture and the environment.
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 customised 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 partnership with UnLtd India also focused 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.
When Asim Bhalero established Fluid Robotics, he planned to use AI-based pipe-mapping to increase the efficiency of water supply and waste management in Indian cities.
In 2020, in collaboration with another entrepreneur supported by UnLtd India, Asim adapted his model to detect COVID-19 in sewage. Another entrepreneur, Savini Sonavaria, set up Pashoo Pakshee with UnLtd India’s help. Pashoo Pakshee creates and sells socially responsible souvenirs, providing employment for local women. She says, “The leadership workshop was my big Aha! moment at UnLtd India. I loved every part of it.”