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India is a rapidly expanding global economic power. The middle class is growing along with it. Yet, the underclass lives on less than two square meals a day. There is very little paid work in rural India. Poverty, malnutrition and illiteracy abound. Together with its business partners, Women on Wings aims to create one million jobs for women in rural India. A job means an income, economic autonomy and an escape from the cycle of poverty. Children can go to school, which increases their chances of a better future. Women on Wings provides business consultancy to Indian social entrepreneurs that create employment for women in rural India.

Experts share their time and skills pro bono. They have over 15 years of experience in marketing, finance, product development, production, retail and supply chain management. Their work contributes to the United Nation’s ‘Sustainable Development Goals’. All the targets have been formulated in September 2015 to be completed by the year 2030. This is supported on a global scale by governments and development agencies.

Through providing business knowledge, they unlock the growth potential of social enterprises. Earlier this month, Women on Wings and Maharatna Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited entered into a small employment generation pilot program in Assam. The program involves manufacturing of all-natural disposable plates and bowls made from arecanut (palm) tree leaves through their business partner Tamul Plates.

Women on Wings also brings together multiple business partners facing similar issues. The goal is the same: to co-create one million jobs for women in rural India.

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