About Us

Drishtee Foundation | DDCL |  Swavalamban | MIRI Market

Drishtee Foundation is a social enterprise that enables the community access to critical services and products, market linkages or channel support, Capital as well as Capacity Building support to the rural micro-entrepreneurs as well as community at large. 

Swavalamban Program

What is Swāvalamban?  

Swavlamban was started by Drishtee Foundation and its partners in 2017 with the aim to connect rural and urban communities in a relationship of shared prosperity.

It is a community-led Integrated village development initiative of Drishtee to enhance local livelihood opportunities and access to basic services. The model focuses on building self-reliant, sustainable, interdependent community organizations and enables the community to design and develop community-led economic and social solutions for the betterment of their own villages. We aim to reach 4,50,000 families in 5 regions to lift themselves out of poverty during a 3-year time span. We focus on uplifting rural marginal women of the families by imparting livelihood skills.

Our Approach

Drishtee acts as an enabler in the Swavalamban ecosystem by providing support through 4C’s approach – Community, Capacity, Capital and the Channel. Over 121868 rural families across 190 villages in India have already joined us on the journey of Swavalamban towards sustainable livelihoods and socio-economic well-being.

Community Building

Ownership, Interdependence and Sustainability

Capacity Building

Enterprise Development

Capital linkages

Livelihood Skills

Channel Building

Distribution Network

Making In Rural India (MIRI) 

MIRI Platform is an online and offline platform. It enables rural producers to connect with the market to achieve sustainable production and consumption. It connects rural micro enterprises and producers with urban families in a relationship of respect and interdependence. Based around three basic needs of an individual – Roti, Kapda, and Makaan, we promote natural, authentic and handmade products that lead to the well-being of all. 

MIRI Market brings you the goodness of Rural India through a wide range of products for your home handcrafted with love and care by our rural women entrepreneurs. 

Thank you for supporting us to build sustainable livelihoods and bringing shared prosperity and happiness between the rural and urban communities.