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Nirantara livelihood resources private limited

  1. 1. Nirantara Livelihood Resources Private Limited
  2. 2. Nirantara Livelihoods –Genesis & Evolution... Our experiences in microfinance interventions Strong need felt by microfinance clients Founded and being guided by development professionals and social entrepreneurs Social enterprise model with triple bottom- line approach
  3. 3. What we do? S&M producers get services in bits and We drive integration to one-stop-shop at pieces door-step level Skill & Tech BDS Transfer Backward Linkage Forward Institution Linkage Development We build efficiency & productivity in the Institution development is the core for value-chain sustainability and scalability 3
  4. 4. Impact 9,000 •small Value Propositionproducers in 5yrs Sustainable Increase inproducers’ productivityenterprises & income byNL emerges at least 50%as a Bettersustainable Quality of liferesource Improvedagency for negotiationsmall Planet powerproducers Environment Healthy SROI People Producers & their family Eco- friendly production practices  Graduate producers from resource dependency stage to sustainable stage  Better quality produce 4
  5. 5. The state of Indian LivelihoodsThe two main pillars of the Indian economy are agriculture in the rural areas and the “Unorganized Sector” in urban India Current globalAgriculture is Livelihood handicrafts market is More than 79% of of 52% of country’s valued at >$ 400b. workers in urban India population ~550m India’s share is <2%. are engaged inpeople ~85% of them enterprises in the Crafts dominate are S&M farmers. unorganised sector and unorganized sector - the nd However, contributes live on less than INR 20 2 largest employer <17% to the GDP a day after agriculture ~ 23m people
  6. 6. The state of livelihoods in KarnatakaKarnataka - the pan Indian leader in the field of IT, nearly 56% of its workforce is still engaged in agriculture. North Karnataka (NK) region is significantly backward in all development parameters Agriculture is the largest Out of 175 blocks in employer in NK with If NK were to be an Karnataka, 114 have over 65% of the independent state, it been declared to be working population would be one of the backward states in the backward. 59 of the engaged in it; country most backward belong approximately 80% of to the NK female workers are engaged in agriculture
  7. 7. Organizational Goals for 5 years Reach & impact 9,000 small producers in Karnataka through 5 Producer Companies Develop 2 non-farm subsectors with an outreach of 1,500 producers Hand loomand Garment Clusterdevelopment Develop 3 farm sub-sectors with an outreach of 7,500 producers Pulses, Diary and Cotton Value Chain Development 7
  8. 8. Implementation Model • Raise Equity & Debt • Offer Backward & Forward Nirantara Linkage service on fee & Producer Company Livelihood commissionResources PL • Facilitate promotion and Producer invests in Producer Cluster Companies Producer Group • Raise grants for operations management Nirantara • Offer Institutional ProducerCommunity Development Service Services • Offer Skill & Tech. Transfer Service
  9. 9. Livelihood Intervention Outcome Promote a Producer Company for growers of Red- gram and explore possibilities of processing & marketing of value added products Collaboration with government and private dairies to strengthen supply chain in favor of small milk producers and explore possibilities of developing a women-owned & managed state- of-art dairy Develop ‘responsible’ end-to-end cotton Value Chain in Karnataka and explore possibilities of linking producers at each level in the value chain – cotton cultivation, ginning, spinning, weaving and garment making 9
  10. 10. Impact on producersImproved production and productivity Increased income Organized producers Improved living standards 10
  11. 11. Interventions & collaborationsso far ...Garment Production Cluster Development – up andworking – 30 producers Preparing for pilot testing of iSAMS - Integrated Sustainable Agriculture Management Solutions project – launch on 1st December 2011 In-principle, seed funding and facilitation support from Social Microfinance, the Netherlands Technical assistance from MicroSave 11
  12. 12. People behind Nirantara Livelihoods• Motivators and owners – Primary producers, who wish to see a change in their lives – Nirantara’s microfinance clients who need credit+ services• Advisors to the Board – Mr. NV Ramana: IIM-A graduate, 25+ yrs experience in ITC, Basix and other leading companies, Agriculture Value Chain expert – Dr. M. Mahadevappa: 40+ yrs experience agriculture academics, research & extension, advisor to public and private agenciee• Board of Directors – Dr. Arun Balamatti: Agri- Extension specialist, 15+ yrs experience in sustainable agriculture project management – Mr. Ali Asghar: 12+ yrs experience in social entrepreneurship, non-farm livelihoods Value Chain expert – Mr. Niranjan Sheelavant: Social entrepreneur, promoter of Nirantara Sevas group, 12+ yrs experience in development, microfinance and rural livelihood promotion
  13. 13. For further info, please contact: Nirantara Livelihood Resources Private Limited No. 123, Shantaveera, 10th Main, 2nd Cross, Near Vidya Shankara Ganapati Temple,Mahalakshmi Layout, Bangalore 560096, Karnataka, India |+91 80 23 575 288