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Mission Statement

Vision: Drishtee envisions a world where all communities are empowered to achieve shared prosperity Mission To collaborate with Marginal Communities to develop and nurture rural enterprises and support the community eco-system


Organization Description Drishtee is a social organization working for rural communities of over 6000 villages in various states in India, with a strong presence in Assam, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar. We also have our presence in parts of Rajasthan, West Bengal, Orissa, M.P., Maharashtra, Haryana, Karnataka, Uttarakhand and some other North Eastern states. Drishtee aims to develop and nurture more than 500,000 sustainable rural livelihoods in next 5 years, in partnership with local communities and external stakeholders. This entails the role of a catalyst for community building and an in depth understanding of rural life and businesses for forging partnerships.


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by Drishtee F. from Uttar Pradesh, IN (Administrator for this Organization) (2010-07-22 05:00:23.0)
Cause of their Approach Drishtee identifies and creates a number of 'milkman routes' in a given district. Through each route, it caters to a minimum of 20 - 25 villages. As a social enterprise, Drishtee works towards creating an impact in villages by creating an eco-system of micro-enterprises run by entrepreneurs with a specific focus on women. We identify a number of potential entrepreneurs and train them on the specific skill sets required. In each route, Drishtee provides a sound kiosk-based platform to deliver services such as Health, Education, Banking, Micro-finance, and livelihood services such as rural BPOs along with opportunities to provide market access and linkages for physical products such as eyeglasses, mobile phones and agricultural products.