We are a team of dedicated and passionate professionals with a shared vision of empowering rural women in and around Uttar Pradesh (U.P.), India, with the dignity to earn their own livelihood. In order to achieve this we actively engage with partners and volunteers to train and up-skill our rural youth and homemakers. We aggressively look for larger markets and buyers for our products as that directly translates to more rural lives that are positively impacted by larger job opportunities.
Our aim is to enable a successful and self-sustaining rural economy with its women at the centre.
OUR TEAM MEMBERS
Meet our passionate and motivated team that works behind the scenes to spread cheer, and get to know why they love working at IVillage!
We are thankful to our eminent volunteers who are associated with us. Their expertise and passion goes a long way in helping us not just accomplish, but also enhance our vision.
We are thankful to our eminent advisors who are associated with us. Their expertise and passion goes a long way in helping us not just accomplish, but also enhance our vision.
OUR KNOWLEDGE PARTNER
The journey started in 2018 with strengthening skills training at IVillage by implementing RBC’s globally benchmarked 3G tailor training system. This reduced the training time substantially and productivity levels at the production center improved. RBC has been instrumental in bringing a change at IVillage production center with multiple management dialogues and training-coaching sessions on sourcing and design interventions, communication and advocacy guidance, production management and soft skills training for key team members. Community mapping and focused training by RBC has helped the initiative support the women by economic empowerment and profitability. The mask making initiative is an example of the knowledge partners helping to connect good initiative with better performance and profit generation to help sustain the households during the pandemic.
3G tailor training
Workplace management and basic element of industrial engineering- 5S
(10 Sep, 2019)
Streamlining quality processes with efficiency and productivity improvement on the production floor
(10-21 Sep, 2019)
Quality in design process
(06 Nov, 2019)
Session on communication
(08 nov, 2019)
Training on Soft Skills
(15 Nov, 2019)
(03-04 March, 2020)
Amazon Saheli is an Amazon initiative to bring to the fore locally made products from women entrepreneurs in India. A program to enable women to become successful sellers on Amazon.
We are proud to be associated with Amazon Saheli since the last 2 years. It is an ideal platform to connect the world with our products. Amazon helps us with listing and giving us visibility through ad campaigns. This has led to a remarkable boost to our sale.
The Blind Relief Association (BRA), Delhi is a premier non-governmental organization in the country empowering the visually impaired for seventy-five years.
BRA gives us the biggest support by giving us a place free of cost for our exhibitions every year. It also encourages their students to apply for jobs at IVIllage.
THE MAN BEHIND THE VISION
BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD
What has today become a revolution, started with the vision of one man – Sam (Virendar) Singh. a retired head of DuPont South Asia. Having grown up in Anupshahar in district Bulandshahar of Uttar Pradesh, India, he knew that the region was infamous for its poverty, crime, and child marriages. Moreover, it is one of the least educated and literate sections of India.
Sam knew that to break this cycle of poverty, he had to first improve the quality of life for the weakest members of this society – the rural girl children, who are considered economic and social burden. Forgotten and uneducated, they are forever dependent upon their husbands or male family members for their livelihood. This leads to a cycle of repression, abuse, and neglect that can only be broken with the self-reliance and enlightenment that education brings.
We are happy that so many clients have chosen to empower rural women earn their livelihood through us. We are proud to be associated with our clients.