Live with Pride

Create a self reliant and sustainable society

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I confirm that I am fully aware of the eligibility criteria, and based on its description, I am eligible to apply to the CSV Prize 2017.

  • Yes, I'm eligible

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  • English

Organization name


Year founded


Initiative stage

  • Start-Up (a pilot that has just started operating)

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • Less than $1k

Number of beneficiaries impacted so far

  • 1 - 10

Organization type

  • Nonprofit, NGO, or citizen sector

Secondary Focus Area

  • Water
  • Rural development
  • Nutrition

Headquarters location: Country

  • India

Headquarters location: City


Location(s) of impact




Facebook URL


Twitter URL


Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?

Rural Development - The opportunity doesn't lie in the young generation moving out of home to the towns/cities for economic development or opportunities - it doesn't lie in modern technology being pushed down - but with empowering the society for adopting, embracing and owning new ways of becoming self sufficient.

Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?

Provide basic necessities and let the society grow and become a self sustaining unit. Have the ability to create and meet the needs of various sects of the society, develop the people and create pride in being part. Encourage people to come back home. Give - Electricity - Trees and Greenery - Water - Farming/Food Give them directions, teach the elders on how to develop & let them develop

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Specify both the social and the environmental impact of your work

NA - This is just an idea

Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?

Government funding Once sustainable the unit should be able to pay back the government

Unique value proposition: What makes your initiative innovative? How does your project differ from other organizations working in the same field?

We are not getting help but empowering people to help themselves and create pride

Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that sparked the beginning of this initiative.

We don't need freebies - help us become better

Where did you hear about the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize?

  • Social media


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