CSR at Kinara: Committed to empowering women micro-entrepreneurs

CSR at Kinara: Committed to empowering women micro-entrepreneurs

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Helping SEWA’s women micro-entrepreneurs become Covid Warriors

Kinara committed to donating its CSR funds to SEWA (Self Employed Women’s Association) to facilitate income generation opportunities for 2,000+ women micro-entrepreneurs. SEWA has set up a unique Working Capital Revolving Fund to provide Zero-Interest Rate Loans to its womens’ co-operatives from Kinara’s CSR contributions.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, this served the dual purpose of income generation and Covid prevention by helping women micro-entrepreneurs make essential products like masks and sanitizers, and SEWA’s co-ops can increase their production capacities as demand grows.

Lok Swasthya Mandali and Abodana Mandali are two SEWA women co-operatives that are now creating low-cost and eco-friendly face masks and hand sanitizers.

CSR at Kinara: Committed to empowering women micro-entrepreneurs
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    Good health & wellbeing

    Good health & wellbeing
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    Gender equality

    Gender equality
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    Decent Work and Economic Growth

    Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Income generated by women
    Rs. 4,78,000

    Income generated by women

  • Eco-friendly masks generated
    2,02,483 masks

    Eco-friendly masks generated

  • Sanitizers with Natural Ingredients Produced
    2616 litres

    Sanitizers with Natural Ingredients Produced

  • Women Impacted
    103

    Women Impacted

Helping Akshaya Patra feed the vulnerable during the pandemic

The Covid-19 crisis disproportionately affected daily wage earners and migrant workers who struggled to make ends meet during these times. As the nation-wide lockdown came into effect, many of them were ousted from their rental accommodations in the cities they worked in, and became stranded, with no way to access even basic necessities like food. Kinara Capital passed on contributions from employees, as well as contributed a portion of its CSR funds to the Akshaya Patra Foundation to provide 30,000 hot meals to daily wage worker communities during this time of need.

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    Zero Hunger

    Zero Hunger
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    Good health & wellbeing

    Good health & wellbeing
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Our CSR Committee

Our leaders have a unique vision and approach aimed at optimizing the potential of Women Entrepreneurship.

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Ravindra Pisharody

Independent Director (Chairperson)

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Hardika Shah

Executive Director (Member)

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Rahil Rangwala

Non-Executive Director (Member)

Kinara Capital CSR FY 2020-21

Our CSR projects continue to focus on empowering women micro-entrepreneurs that are creating a powerful impact in their communities. For FY20-21, we will be strengthening our existing model and impact with SEWA Federation by revitalizing the Trupti Nashta Co-op through a zero- interest working capital loan program. This year, we have also partnered with Children of India (CIF) to provide micro-entrepreneurial vocational training, support and startup capital to many disadvantaged young women in Karnataka who are victims of the exploitative Devadasi tradition.

Children of India
Foundation

Sewa Bharat

SEWA Federation

Stories of Impact

Sangitaben

“With help from my family I made 7000+ masks for SEWA Cooperative Federation and that way I was able to support my family. I was…

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Pushpaben

“I am the only income earner in the household, and have to support my elderly parents. When we were informed that our work would continue…

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Prativaben

Prativaben was hard pressed to put food on the table for her family because of the pandemic, but with SEWA and Kinara’s support, she found…

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Bhavnaben

“I was extremely scared when I heard of the lockdown because I could not afford to lose my job. When I was told that we…

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For further details, you can view and download our CSR policy View CSR policy