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About ALC India, a social enterprise in livelihoods


ALC India was founded in 2005 by two young men with bright ideas, a lot of passion for development work and very little money GV Krishna Gopal and G Satyadev were batchmates at the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA), batch 1999. They had no money. No established network. No reputation that preceded them. But, they had a vision and the courage to pursue it. Even as they were trying to take the baby steps in entreprenuership, they took their time to articulate the foundational values of the organization. They wanted to build on organization that would last beyond them. Today, even though the organization has grown in size and scope, the foundational principles continue to guide the work.



Milestone

That captures our journey from 2005-11 comprehesively.


8 years | 17states | 300 Projects | 65,000 Households impacted


To work for the marginalized rather than the mainstream


To work towards impacting those who most needed them. The mission was therefore to mainstream the marginalized communities in India - workers who belong to the unorganized sector.

About us workers

92%

92% of the workforce in India still works in the unorganized sector.


63%

They contribute to 63% of GDP





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To optimise our returns rather than maximise


To practice a model of development that they would preach, they put down caps on earnings for employees and shareholders.

About us team

12%

Cap on Dividend


Rs 60,000 on Salaries

(as of 2005 with adjustments for inflation)


10%

Profits not to exceed 10% of revenue


12:1

The ratio of highest to lowest salary of full-time consultant not to exceed 12:1


Our Vision and Values




To collaborate rather than compete


To work along with other partners such as Government, Bilateral agencies, Foundations, NGO's and Academic Institutions who make up the livelihood ecosystem.

About us farmer parnter

Some of the clients we have worked with are:


World Vision

Ford Foundation

SRTT

NIRD

Hivos

UNDP

SPARDA

GERES etc.


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To grow in impact rather than size


To make our knowledge and ideas freely available for anyone interested in improving the sector. We consciously incubate organisations within the ALC Group to scale up impact.

About us weavers

Chitrika

Chitrika works with weavers in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh. It has created a successful model of weaver owned, weaver managed producer enterprises. Chitrika was mentored by ALC India.

www.chitrika.org​



ATLS(Access Tribal Livelihood Services)

Based in Bhubaneswar, ATLS is focussed on creating business solutions around Tribal assets, skills and culture.

ATLS Presentation​