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  • Enabling entrepreneurs through micro-credit in Rural India
  • Oikocredit has entered into a partnership agreement with Drishtee to expand its financial inclusion efforts in rural India. Oikocredit is one of the world’s largest sources of private funding to the micro-finance sector. Through this partnership, Drishtee aims to enable rural micro-enterprises at the village level. So far, it has supported nearly 900 rural micro-entrepreneurs in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Assam.

    Partner - Oikocredit
  • Rural eco-system building
  • Drishtee Foundation along with Prana-Stiftung Foundation initiated the Rural Ecosystem Project "Development of sustainable micro-enterprises in education, health and financial services" in February 2009; to benefit communities in selected areas of rural India. The project aims to set-up 20 Drishtee Service Kiosks in rural location, providing villagers affordable services near home for their well-being; and self-employment to kiosk entrepreneurs for sustained livelihood.

    Partner - Prana-Stiftung Foundation
  • Rajiv Gandhi Udyami Mitra Yojana
  • Drishtee Foundation has been empaneled as one of the Udyami Mitras under the Rajiv Gandhi Udyami Mitra Yojana (RGUMY), Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Entereprises, Government of India. RGUMY is a scheme for promotion and handholding of micro and small enterprises. Through this partnership, Drishtee aims to create 1,200 entrepreneurs in Uttar Pradesh.

    Partner - Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Entereprises, Government of India
  • Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana
  • Drishtee Foundation has undertaken to train 13,000 rural youth from BPL families under the SGSY (Special Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana). The project is being supported by Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India and Department of Rural Development, Government of Bihar.The objective of the Special Projects for Skill Development is to ensure that Below Poverty Line (BPL) families move above the poverty line. This objective is achieved through time-bound training and capacity building leading to regular wage employment placement.

    Partner - Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India
  • The Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures
  • The Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures oral health educational program worldwide was developed to teach children oral health habits of basic hygiene, diet and physical activity.
    Under this programme, conducted by Colgate-Palmolive, India, children in primary schools receive instructions in dental care from members of the dental profession and Indian Dental Association. Education is imparted with the aid of audio-visuals and printed literature created by the company. Free dental health care packs, comprising 1 toothbrush & 1 toothpaste pack, are also distributed by the Company to encourage good oral hygiene.

    Drishtee executed the program in 720 different schools in Noida and NCR covering more than 5,00,000 students.
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  • From past experience of working in rural India, Drishtee has a wealth of knowledge of not only the severe health problems that rural Indian women face but also the approach that needs to be taken to confront them.

    The main purpose of the project is to reduce the incidence of maternal mortality by educating women and their families about the causes of maternal deaths and facilitating access to maternal health care services.

    Drishtee will further sensitize the community as a whole about the need for proper maternal care and its role in reducing the death of the mother. The need generated for proper and timely maternal care will be combined with the provision of maternal care in the form of checkups within the villages at the Drishtee Health Kiosks (DHK). While the project will preliminarily focus on a limited population, it is our objective to bring this program to a much wider scope, impacting the lives of not only the women in rural Indian villages but also their families whose livelihoods rest upon them.