Sustainable Livelihoods in India: Demand and Supply Funding Landscapes


Despite India’s impressive economic growth, there is still a staggering population of 70 million people who are struggling to access stable and sustainable livelihoods in its rural hinterlands. One of the biggest barriers that prevent high-impact solutions from developing and reaching their full potential is the lack of relevant financial and nonfinancial support at their various growth stages. Recognizing this need, AVPN has looked into the demand and supply sides of the social investing ecosystem to identify insights and recommendations that can help develop the landscape within India’s sustainable livelihoods space.

The Demand-Side Funding Landscape Study identifies investment opportunities, challenges, and best practices from the SPOs’ perspectives, while the Supply-Side Funding Landscape study looks into the actors’ roles including corporate firms, foundations, impact funds, and intermediaries, to identify collaboration opportunities and support the development of their investment strategies.

View key highlights of the demand and supply side funding landscapes.

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A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training

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