Posts Tagged ‘india’

Lighting up Rural India with Solar

When New York-born and bred Ajaita Shah graduated from college, she wanted to bridge the gap in diplomacy between India, where her roots lay, and the United States. “I soon realised that I didn’t know much about India’s core. I realised that in order to understand India and help her grow, it was important to…

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Integrating learnings into toolkits for impactful outcomes

Frontier Markets’ Ajaita Shah recently gave an interview to AsiaBiz Today. Our founder spoke of her journey: from her upbringing in New York, to her years of experience in microfinance in India, to becoming the successful Entrepreneur she is today. She shared her vision for Frontier Markets, what makes her proud, challenges that the Entreprise…

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Financial Freedom: A Case Study on Guddi

The Problem 73% of women between the ages of 15-59 in Rajasthan, India are financially dependent on their husbands, feeling unable to leave their homes and speak to others due to traditional gender roles. Guddi is one of them. She spends the majority of her days inside her home, feeling unable to venture outside and…

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Empowering Rural Women: A Case Study on Kamlesh

The Problem 73% of women between the ages of 15-59 in Rajasthan, India are financially dependent on their husbands, feeling unable to leave their homes and speak to others due to traditional gender roles. Kamlesh is one of them. “When I got married and came to this house, I was never allowed to leave this…

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Impacting Rural Families: A Case Study on Munni

The Problem Over 10 million people in Rajasthan, India have little or no access to electricity, with 22% of these households turning to kerosene to brighten their homes. Kerosene, a highly flammable and toxic fuel, has significant effects on human health, often leading to burns, accidental ingestion by children, eye irritation, and dermatitis. Women and…

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