Sakhi Unique Rural Enterprise Wins SankalpâAlliance Award
At the Sankalp Unconvention Summit 2013 on April 17th and 18th in Mumbai, social enterprises competed for recognition and cash prizes, as well as the opportunity to catch the eye of impact investors amongst the approximate 1,000 attendees at India’s biggest international social entrepreneurship conference.
Sakhi Unique Rural Enterprise (SURE) won the Sankalp–Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Award for Innovation in Clean Cooking Solutions and received a cash grant of USD 15,000 along with the opportunity to be considered for the Alliance’s Spark Fund. SURE empowers rural women by giving them livelihood opportunities by creating a supply chain of clean energy products.
Aparajita Agrawal, Director of the Sankalp Forum, stated, “We at Intellecap started the Sankalp awards to discover and recognize the best social enterprise models. Since 2009, we have sourced over 450 social enterprises, enabled 200 mentoring connections and facilitated over USD 120Mn of equity investments into more than 30 enterprises. We congratulate this year’s winners and look forward to continuing our work to find and support high potential social enterprises, with a special focus on low income and North Eastern states of India this year.”