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Counting down to our 15th anniversary!

Counting down to our 15th anniversary!

We were established in the Netherlands on September 4, 2007, by social entrepreneurs Ellen Tacoma and Maria van der Heijden. They had one single mission: taking families in rural India out of poverty through economic development. Our BHAG: to co-create one million jobs for women in rural India. Today we are a team of 13…

Last Forest expands its horizons and gets verified

Last Forest expands its horizons and gets verified

Women on Wings’ business partner Last Forest Enterprises Pvt Ltd is now a verified social enterprise by the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF). The SEWF’s endeavor is to grow the global social enterprise movement to accelerate the transition to a new global impact economy. With its efforts, the SEWF is highlighting the efforts made by…

Enriching to work with social enterprises in India

Enriching to work with social enterprises in India

Dutch Women on Wings’ experts who contribute to the co-creation of jobs for women in rural India are in turn enriched by the Indian entrepreneurs with social and sustainable knowledge and insights. Like Human Resources expert, Joke Hartlief-de Vries, who recently worked with the management of Women on Wings’ business partner Grameena Vikas Kendram in…

Lalitha’s independency challenges customs and traditions

Lalitha’s independency challenges customs and traditions

Forty-year-old Lalitha got married at the age of thirty. Not quite the average age to get married in villages in the Himalayan Kumaon region where she lives. But earning a good income at Women on Wings’ partner Avani positively ‘delayed’ her marriage at least ten years. At seventeen Lalitha started working at Avani, right after…

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