Upaya Social Ventures


Mission:  To create dignified jobs for the poorest of the poor.


Where they work: India


Our partnership:  We have supported Upaya since 2018 with unrestricted grant funding from our sister non-profit Hampshire Foundation.


It is estimated that over 200 million people live on less than $1.90 a day in India alone. Those in extreme poverty often have to turn to irregular or dangerous income activities and, without a stable job, struggle to break out of the cycle of poverty.
Upaya Social Ventures was founded with the objective to create stable and dignified jobs for the ultra-poor. They do this by partnering with early-stage, social entrepreneurs in India, providing them with consulting support and investment to help them grow their businesses and employ more people in their communities.

Find out more about their work on their website.