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Anudip's DREAM Program

Developing Rural Entrepreneurs Through Adoption and Mentoring

 

  • Assists its MAST graduates who are interested in starting group-based micro-enterprises
  • Provides financial assistance with equipment on lease (computers, printers, cameras, etc.) and startup costs through the 'Adopt-an-Entrepreneur' fund.
  • Mentors entrepreneurs during business incubation phase with guidance in planning, marketing and budgeting
  • Monitors the business's progress and provides on-going support to help it grow

 

Who are Anudip Entrepreneurs?

They are low income, unemployed youth from mostly agrarian backgrounds and living in geographically isolated villages. They run a range of IT-based micro enterprises including cyber cafés, desktop publishing centers, digital photo studios, tailoring co-operatives, and computer training centers.

 

 

These self-run technology enabled businesses transform communities by:

  • Making it easier for rural people to access basic services such as online railway bookings, bill payments, digital photography, printing, mobile equipment purchase and repair.
  • Creating local jobs and reversing urban migration
  • Empowering women to achieve financial independence and gain a voice in the community
  • Providing services locally at reasonable rates

 

How you can help :  Adopt an Entrepreneur Program

 

The goal of this Anudip program is to match needy unemployed youth interested in micro entrepreneurship with individuals and organizations who can donate $1,000 or Rs 50,000 to help incubate a new business. Over the next year, we will incubate 50 more micro enterprises benefiting over 1000 people in the community. To adopt an entrepreneur, please click here.