What We Do
Established in 2000, Industree Foundation holistically tackles the root causes of poverty by creating an ownership based, organised creative manufacturing ecosystem for micro-entrepreneurs.
Industree Foundation’s comprehensive approach helps communities assess their traditional skill base, organise them into production units, develop products that appeal to modern markets, and create consistent demand to create sustainable businesses at the lowest possible costs. Our approach has tripled the incomes of artisans in non-farm occupations by leveraging their artisanal skills and integrating them into the creative industries sector. Industree Foundation believes that if the poor have access to sustained and consistent demand for the products and services and are provided with an enabling ecosystem, they can integrate into the formal economy and lift themselves out of poverty.
Industree Foundation has reached 30,000 women artisans across India and Africa, through collaborative efforts with organisations like The Future group, IKEA, The Commonwealth Secretariat, Grassroots Business Fund and National Skill Development Corporation.
EVOLUTION OF INDUSTREE
Vision & Mission
Industree envisions a world in which millions of producers rise out of poverty by building sustainable livelihoods in creative manufacturing.
We believe that when producers have access to an enabling ecosystem they are able to pursue their futures with dignity, and that when women earn they are empowered at home and in their communities.
Industree builds sustainable livelihoods in the creative manufacturing sector to ensure that underemployed women can have high and regular incomes, decent and equitable working conditions, and the ability to cope with life crises.
Proof Of Concept: Greenkraft & Ektha
2 profitable and globally compliant producer enterprises incubated.
Some Of Our Products
Seeing my progress at BGK, my daughter has also joined the company. She joined the company as a Helper in my team. I was able to train my daughter and today she is promoted to the level of a Tailor. BGK has a very unique culture, we are supported not just bythe Directors of our producer company, but at a community level by our SHGs and at a local level by the Foundation. This support has enabled women to take charge of things.
Reena.RSupervisor, Bangalore Greenkraft Producer Company (BGK)
As a woman, the Foundation has provided me with a safe environment to learn and grow! Seeing myself evolve from a tailor to a trainer has given me a lot of confidence in my abilities. Today, I provide financially for my family. My parents now encourage me to work and are assured that I am working in a healthy and safe environment.
KamrunnisaTrainer, Industree Skill Transform Pvt Ltd
I am able to ensure that my children continue to get a good education. I am also able to partially support my 80-year- old mother who lives in Tiruvannamalai.
Roslilina MarkMaster trainer, Bangalore Greenkraft Producer Company
I am grateful that Industree Foundation provides equal opportunities for men, women and the disabled, without discrimination’s. The SHG savings program has made my family financially independent and freed us from money lenders’ high interest loans. We help each other within our Self Help Group through this initiative.
SatishTeam Leader (Ashraya SHG), Bangalore Green Kraft (BGK)