India Meets India provides individuals and corporate organizations a unique opportunity to help the needy, not through charity but empowerment.
First conceived as a livelihood initiative of Equal Foundation, India Meets India is now an independent For Profit Social Organization that endeavors to overcome the compliance and marketing challenges faced by social organizations doing ground breaking work in the livelihood space.
India Meets India sells thousands of quality, handmade products, organic food, natural beauty and care products made by under privileged communities like acid attack survivors, backward caste, mentally and physically challenged, hill farmers, rag pickers, rural artisans, trafficking survivors, tribals, urban poor, visually impaired, weavers, women self-help groups, etc.
Over 90 social organizations across 19 Indian states supporting sustainable livelihood of lakhs of talented, underprivileged Indians sell their products on India Meets India. Helping them earn a dignified living.
India Meets India also presents a unique opportunity to corporate sector engaged in CSR activities. From providing unique, handmade corporate gifting products like scarves, stoles, wallets, diaries, desktop items, gift coupons & hampers to holding NGO melas or Joy of Giving events, India Meets India works as an end-to-end solution provider for Corporate CSR needs.
Why India Meets India?
Government, NGOs and social organizations invest tremendous amount of energy and resources in skilling underprivileged and disadvantaged communities. However, an extremely small number of those skilled are able to generate a sustainable income. One of the key reasons is lack of marketing skills and platforms for these people to sell their products. Moreover, the guidelines pertaining to trading of products by NGOs have not been clearly interpreted thus far, at least at the grass root level. India Meets India envisions to bridge these gaps by providing less privileged producer communities, a direct and clean access to urban Indian and global consumers.