Category: Rural Women

Rural Women
Rocking Nani's Journey - A Success Story
Written by Manu, Barefoot Enriche Training Coordinator She is from a last-mile village in Madhya Pradesh and came for six months training at Barefoot College, Rajasthan. It must have been one of the very few...
Rural Women
Challenging Patriarchy, One Workshop at a Time
All women should be given the opportunity to reach their potential and fulfil their aspirations. As women, we relish in sharing our experiences with companions and relating to one-another, solidifying our own understanding of feminine...
Frontier MarketsSolarRural Women
For Women, By Women
For Women, By Women Two leaders create entrepreneurship solutions for sustainable energy Sometimes you meet someone who you realise could finish your sentences, whose spark and energy rivals your own. That is how Barefoot’s CEO...
Rural Women
B. Barefoot Honey is a Sweet Statement
In the simplest terms, bees are great for the planet. In more complex terms, bees are great for women aspiring to rise out of poverty through vibrant businesses that are good for the planet as...
Rural Women
Female Genital Mutilation & Breaking Traditions
By Manu Singh, Barefoot College ENRICHE Master Trainer Ending my workshop today left me with a mixed feeling of happiness and sadness. We were discussing the female reproductive system, a workshop where our rural women...
SolarRural Women
B. Barefoot Coffee wakes up economic opportunity
Bold taste. Strong impact. With these simple outcomes, B. Barefoot Coffee is creating enterprise opportunities for the rural poor. While still in a prototype phase, coffee production and sales are underway. Coffee grown in Andhra...
Hogan LovellsSolarRural Women
The Power Of Purposeful Business Catches On
The power of purposeful business catches on Being a great business is not just about making money any more. Consumers around the world have demanded more. Stand for something. Make more than money. Make a...
HealthRural Women
Achuki Devi- The Life Saving Midwife
By Monalisa Padhee As the searing midday sun beats down on the scorched Rajasthani desert, local women are starting to arrive at Dhani Purohitan village – 30km from bustling Ajmer – for their routine ante-natal...
Rural Women
Enriche Bazaar, a moment of meaningful exchange
As a part of the Enriche Micro Enterprise Development workshop, the International and Indian solar trainees in Tilonia, Rajasthan showcased their handmade products and marketed these to the local customers. It took 45 days to...
Rural Women
Solar Mamas Host Bazaar To Build Enterprise Skills
  On the 4th of January, we organized the first ‘Enriche Bazaar’ where Solar Mamas from 8 countries and 3 Indian states set up stalls to take part in an ‘Exhibition cum Sale’ event. The objective was...