Commitment to Action

Girls, Women & the Global Goals: Dignified Jobs for India’s Poorest

Commitment by

Upaya Social Ventures

In 2016, Upaya committed to investing in more women led enterprises over the next three years to increase the total number of women in its portfolio by 50%. Upaya will invest in agribusiness, skill development, and labor intensive manufacturing businesses. These businesses will participate in a financial management program. Over three years, Upaya will work with 50 companies and invest in 10 of them. This new approach will allow Upaya to create new partnerships with industry experts and investors to empower women entrepreneurs. This commitment is part of the “Girls, Women & the Global Goals” coalition of multi-sectoral partners convened by No Ceilings, Vital Voices, and WEConnect International. The coalition is working collectively to advance gender equality and the Sustainable Development Goals agenda, particularly focused on the areas of promoting women’s economic participation; addressing violence against girls and women; and advancing women’s leadership in both private and public sectors.

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Commitment

Girls, Women & the Global Goals: Dignified Jobs for India’s Poorest

Launched

2016

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$2,127,500

Region

Asia

Countries

INDIA

Commitment by

Upaya Social Ventures

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

anant Learning and Development Pvt. Ltd, Open Road Alliance, Saahas, Maitri, Tamul Plates, Krishi Star