Nearly 224 million people in India alone live on less than $1.90 per day.*

By investing in and consulting with businesses that share our commitment to create opportunity for the poorest of the poor,
Upaya has accelerated 20 businesses. We have invested in 14 businesses** that have so far created 7,769 jobs.

 
 
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We start by selecting early-stage entrepreneurs to join our accelerator program.

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We select up to three businesses from each accelerator for investments and ongoing consulting support.

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The businesses we partner with have created thousands of dignified jobs for the poor in their communities.

 

dignity  |  empowerment  |  Stability

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*Source: Taking on Inequality: Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016, The World Bank
** Includes two investments in term sheet stage