Industree Foundation

Established in 2000, Industree Foundation holistically tackles the root causes of poverty by creating an ownership based, organised creative manufacturing ecosystem for micro-entrepreneurs. Industree works with a vision to co-create an ecosystem with farmers, artisans and stakeholders, creating a new way of building sustainable enterprises and work culture. Our mission is to work towards economically and socially empowering women from both agricultural (agri) and non-agri occupations. This is done by enabling them to equitably engage with global and local markets through producer-owned enterprises, thus becoming wealth creators for themselves, creating resilience to life crises, and helping society meet its sustainable development goals. Our approach has tripled the incomes of artisans in non-farm occupations by leveraging their artisanal skills and integrating them into the creative industries sector, reaching 60,000+ women artisans across India and Africa.

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Endorsers that Industree Foundation partner with

United States

Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.

Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

The mission of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth is to advance equitable and inclusive growth and financial inclusion around the world. As an independent subsidiary of Mastercard, we combine data, expertise, technology, and philanthropic investment to empower a community of thinkers, leaders and innovators working on the front lines of inclusive growth. Igniting broad-based economic growth presents one of the most complex and urgent challenges of our time. We seek to uncover workable approaches by investing in innovative research and programs and connecting the know-how and experience of four key stakeholder groups: government, academia, business, and NGOs.

On-going/Past projects

Mission Creative Million

By Industree Foundation

Creates sustainable livelihoods for India’s rural poor by incubating creative manufacturing micro-enterprises run by 1 million women producers in the next 10 years.

Agriculture, Employability, Financial Inclusion, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation