A leading global IT services provider developed a mobile application that offers personalized and integrated services in the local language to farmers in India on their mobile phones. Farmers in remote areas will be able to connect to their stakeholders, access agricultural inputs, and information on farming practices, market prices, weather, and other essentials for improving yields. The company sought assistance in developing an outreach strategy that would help it reach its target audience based on a commercially sustainable business model.
SUSU Microfinance Bank is one of the first 8 microfinance banks licensed by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Its target customer base includes micro and small enterprises, entrepreneurs and employees in private institutions. Following the financial crisis in the Nigerian microfinance sector, SUSU's management wanted to develop a sound operational risk management framework to minimize the risk of loss resulting from inadequate control on people, processes and systems.
The Client, a non-profit Foundation, works extensively in the education space through the avenues of remedial education, building pedagogy for government, and capacity for schools. The Foundation also trains teachers and supports underprivileged girls. The Foundation had started an additional initiative in supplemental education targeting underserved children in the urban BOP segment. It managed a pilot in Mumbai and was keen to explore the feasibility of spinning-off these operations as a distinct 'for profit' entity.
Forus Health develops affordable technology solutions to make healthcare accessible to the BOP. The Company's core focus is preventing eye diseases among the underserved consumers through '3nethra', a low-cost portable pre-screening ophthalmology device. In 2012, Sankalp nominated Forus Health to the CNBC TV18 Samsung Innovation Quotient (SIQ) where the Company was selected as the winner from a pool of 100+ innovations. Forus received USD 10,000 as cash prize and an exclusive coverage on the Indian national television.
Jaipur Rugs manufactures handmade carpets, and specialize in creating hand-woven carpets. Headquartered in Jaipur, the company has over 20 branches in ten states of India, and manages a producer network of more than 40,000 artisans. Its products are available in over 30 countries around the world.
GIBSS seeks to create ‘Zero Net Energy Buildings’ - buildings that can harvest energy to meet their own demand. The Company provides geothermal, hot water cogeneration and lighting technologies that help buildings reduce operational costs by 60-80%. Such reduction and optimisation in demand will help make supply side solutions more affordable and commercially viable.
The Rockefeller Foundation supports work that expands opportunity and strengthens resilience to social, economic, health and environmental challenges. The Foundation has funded the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) which is focused on adaptation to climate change. Rockefeller Foundation and ACCRN mandated Intellecap to map private sector solutions that enable the urban poor to adapt to climate change in South and South-East Asia.
Business Innovation Facility (BIF) is funded by DFID (Department for International Development), the external aid agency of the UK Government. BIF supports companies as they develop and implement inclusive businesses that expand opportunities for people at the BOP. The Facility is currently present across five countries Bangladesh, India, Malawi, Nigeria, and Zambia and Intellecap is the Country Manager for BIF in India.
NationWideDocs aims to revive the age-old concept of 'family doctors' in India. The Company’s clinics focus on bridging the gap between the very fragmented General Practitioner (GP) services and highly expensive super-speciality hospital care in India. NationWideDocs creates a single-point of medical care for the patient's everyday healthcare needs through personalised GP and paediatric care to individuals, families, and corporate groups in the community.