The northeast of India is endowed with rich natural resources and beautiful amalgamation of different people and cultures. However, despite these great advantages, the region has missed out on the economic growth acceleration witnessed in much of India till now. Women on Wings explored the northeast region with success and welcomes two new business partners.
Doing business with a cause
Ronald van het Hof, joint MD at Women on Wings: “We’re very pleased to welcoming Grameen Sahara and Organic Majuli .These social enterprises work towards the integrated development of villages and rural communities in the region with a focus on women-centric activities. Both social enterprises believe that women are the backbone of their societies, and even more so when they gain economic self-sustenance. Both fit perfectly in the Women on Wings approach.”
Grameen Sahara is the collective of different programs that contribute to the realization of the overall mission of the organization. The Golden Weavers program is the flagship program of Grameen Sahara which supports eri silk-based employment opportunities for rural women. Another program is in the field of organic spices which is to be further developed and will engage female farmers. At the start of the partnership 600 rural women are engaged in the silk and spices business of Grameen Sahara.
Organic Majuli’s mission is to realize sustainable economic growth in rural India by working for food security, income security and skill development, and creating a complete eco-system for socio-economic development. Organic Majuli is the trade mark and brand name of Lauhitya Livelihood Pvt. Ltd which provides high end agriculture based services to social businesses, enterprises and government-led initiatives in India with an aim to create employment and sustainability, income security to the rural areas of northeast. At the start of the partnership, 350 female farmers are engaged with Organic Majuli.