Fast Pitch

Kaarigar Clinic (Banyan Tree Foundation) - SVP India

SVP India Fast Pitch Finalist, 2022

Kaarigar Clinic (Banyan Tree Foundation)

Speaker

Nilesh Priyadarshi, Founder and CEO

Domain

Livelihoods

Vision / Mission

Develop Kaarigar Entrepreneurs among kaarigar communities to create sustainable livelihood and strengthen their social and economic status and empower them to make villages a better place to work, earn and live.

Increasing demand for handmade items at domestic and international markets opens up many possibilities for artisans in India. As per our research, the majority of artisans want to be entrepreneurs and customers also want to connect directly with Artisans. That’s the biggest opportunity for our organization to tap those artisans and turn them into entrepreneurs and connect them with customers globally.
Clinic – Clinic is a place where people come to diagnose their health problems, and in the same way, Kaarigar Clinic is a platform where artisans can come to diagnose their business problems.
In a country like India, we don’t need a billion-dollar company. We need one million Artisan Entrepreneurs and they all together can generate billion dollars, which can strengthen the rural economy. That is the biggest inspiration to start working in the livelihood sector.
Favorite Holiday location is Kutch, which is very close to my heart and connect with local craft, culture and people.

SVP India Fast Pitch Finalist

Kaarigar Clinic (Banyan Tree Foundation)

Mission

Develop Kaarigar Entrepreneurs among kaarigar communities to create sustainable livelihood and strengthen their social and economic status and empower them to make villages a better place to work, earn and live.

Domain

Livelihoods

Speaker Name

Nilesh Priyadarshi, Founder and CEO

2. Pick one word to describe your organisation and explain why you chose that word.

Clinic – Clinic is a place where people come to diagnose their health problems, and in the same way, Kaarigar Clinic is a platform where artisans can come to diagnose their business problems.

3. Now on a personal note, what led you to work in this field?

In a country like India, we don’t need a billion-dollar company. We need one million Artisan Entrepreneurs and they all together can generate billion dollars, which can strengthen the rural economy. That is the biggest inspiration to start working in the livelihood sector.

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