Sustainable Livelihood is the way forward!
To envision green, clean and empowered societies, it is of utmost importance that we advance towards sustainable livelihood opportunities. This is exactly what the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) is doing in partnership with the HCL Foundation in Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Madurai. Their project focuses on providing employment and livelihood opportunities to women that are in tandem with environmental sustainability. By giving them training in four areas – artifcial jewellery, jute and cloth bag making, preparing millet products and making designer face masks that instill the principles of preserving our ecology, sourcing green raw materials and ensuring that we do not deplete the green cover, EDII ensures that women join the mainstream society with skills, knowledge and fnancial independence. Till now, EDII has trained a total of 295 women, out of which 200 are actively working in various businesses in Hyderabad. These women have registered their businesses under Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and also have E-Shram and Artisan cards. They have also established ofine sales channels. You can also buy their products on platforms such as Amazon, My E-haat and Aleizone.