No. 549, 26th Main,
14th cross, JP Nagar phase 1
Bangalore, India - 560 076
e-mail: feedback AT milaap DOT org
phone: +91 8880340333
Less than 10% of conventional micro finance funds go towards job creating enterprises.
Though the prices of commodities are rising sharply, a mere 10% of what we pay is all that goes into the hands of grass root producers.
Milaap works with partners who: provide credit and last mile finance for micro entrepreneurs,facilitate end to end integration of the supply chain, provide adequate training and necessary infrastructure and ensure access to broader markets at fair trade prices
Funds women and SHGs primarily involved in producing value added products for rural households like smokeless stoves, solar heaters, organic fertilizers etc. image
We enable artisans to become entrepreneurs by helping organizations that provide safety nets and funding for producing handicrafts and accessories. The produce is then sold at fair trade certified prices.
Enhanced Income: Helping producers with direct access to markets at fair trade prices not only ensures substantially higher prices for the goods produced but also gives them sustained order flows encouraging them to scale up
Job Generation: Enterprise development creates the necessary support system for entrepreneurs to feel more assertive and confident to expand capacity and thereby provide employment to service the newer markets penetrated
Preserves Indigenous Skill: Rural artisans in India are privy to over 25000 forms of handiworks and crafts. Connecting them to the penchant for such products in urban India breathes a fresh lease of life for India's unique yet diminishing art forms. This also reduces migration to the over-crowded cities as it helps people make a comfortable living by leveraging their indigenous skill