Finding an alternate solution to manufacturing paper to avoid cutting trees for it, Surprise: Someone
found their way to produce recycled handmade paper out of cotton rags/waste cotton and paper waste. And while they produce environment-preserving papers, 85% of the workers engaged in the initiative are women.
With the aim of reducing the plastic waste created by polythene and plastic garbage bags, greenBug
manufactures paper-made dustbin liners. Started with newspaper dustbin liners, today they make high-quality paper dustbins. greenBug involves homebound women to empower them as they make these environment-friendly bags.iVillage
is an initiative started specifically for employing women and girls. They create exquisite handcrafted products. Started in 2015, today iVillage has employed around 600 skilled women from 96 villages of Uttar Pradesh. These women make beautiful handicrafts and earn a livelihood for their families.
These are just a few of the hundreds of businesses running on Amazon Saheli
. As you might have noticed, the businesses mentioned above are led and run by women and this is what the Amazon Saheli program aims for - to empower women-led businesses across the country.