Enabling rural shops to grow their business through sustainable livelihood solutions
- Winner of the Sankalp Global Awards in 2022.
- Winner of the FM Kirby Prize in 2023.
Currently Operating in One Region
February 25, 2023
We are thrilled to announce Essmart as the recipient of the 2022-23 F.M. Kirby Prize for Scaling Social Impact! Essmart is a for-profit social enterprise in India, on a mission to grow rural...Read on Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) | Duke University, Fuqua School of Business »
August 21, 2023
Livelihood essentials like farming supplies and solar-powered lights are expensive and hard to secure in rural India. Essmart handles ordering and logistics for hundreds of affordable livelihood...Read on ImpactAlpha »
December 7, 2022
With a looming food crisis powered by conflict, climate change, possibility of global recession, growing food needs to be made easier.Read on Sify »
September 20, 2022
MIT spinout Essmart has partnered with local retailers in rural India to create a supply chain that helps innovative products reach consumers in low-resource settings.Read on MIT News | Massachusetts Institute of Technology »
April 11, 2014
A start-up Indian social enterprise has come up with an innovative solution to one of the country's biggest development challenges - helping the rural poor easily access basics such as clean...Read on Reuters »
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