Trainer, Industree Skill Transform Pvt Ltd
  •  “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.”

Team Leader (Ashraya SHG), Bangalore Green Kraft (BGK)
  • 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.”

Supervisor, Bangalore Greenkraft Producer Company (BGK)
  • 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.”

Master trainer, Bangalore Greenkraft Producer Company

“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.”

Director and Accountant, Bangalore Greenkraft Producer Company (BGK)
  •   “I joined BGK is because it provided me with a daycarecenterwhere my son could be cared for while I work. He enjoys the centerand learns new games and activities daily. It is a relief to know that my son has a safe place to spend his day while I work.”

Quality Assurance Manager, Ektha Apparel Producer Company
  •  “My dream was to become a lawyer, but I couldn’t pursue because I was not financially stable and my parents could not afford to send me to college. Today I am preparing for my Police Constableexams through my own merit. Industree Foundation is supporting me to get the forms and all the learning material.”

Team Leader, Sunrise (SHG) and Tailor, EKTA
  • My dream is to become a Supervisor”

“SMARKI SELF HELP GROUP” is one of the groups based in Malud village, Puri District, Orissa. Industree Foundation has mobilized people in Hubasahi village in 2009-10 and submitted a proposal to the Government for Design Intervention Programs. The proposal got sanctioned after almost two years and Industree went in to conduct the program. Most of the young artisans had left their traditional craft. But since the program was sanctioned for that village, other old women were called to participate and design workshop was conducted from 27th Jan to 10th Feb 2012.

Entrepreneur, Creative Crafts Self Help Group

Murugan came to Bangalore in 1998 and joined the SHG incubated by Industree at Koramangala. Later, due to rent escalation in Kormangala area, the Foundation was forced to shift to HSR layout. Anumber of SHGs were not able to move with them to the new location. Hence, Industree Foundation motivated Murugan to return to hishometown of Kandikuppam in Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu and set up a production unit of his own – Creative Crafts. The Foundation helped him get a loan to start his unit and even gave personal guarantees for the loan.

In 2006, the Tripura Bamboo Mission (TBM), an initiative of the Government of Tripura for integrated development of bamboo sector in the state, approached ICPL to set up a unit producer company in Baikura village (112Km from Agartala). ICPL took on the project and as a first move took up a space in a panchayat building to start the operations. With just 17 people as part of the first batch, ICPL trained these people of village in to make various different kinds of crafts.