Joy and Rose successful pioneers of a pre-school for economically disadvantaged people in Lonavala, India have also pioneered a small business with the aim to empower women through their snack center. They pitched for start-up funding at our Vancouver event but later started small with funds raised locally. They have a small attractive sit-down place on a busy shopping street making delicious snacks like samosas, idlis, dosas, etc
In 2016, ACE conducted a short business training seminar with local NGO Sahayak Hath. One of the young ladies attending, later took a loan form the NGO founder of $400 and started her own Beauty Parlour. She was able to pay this back within a year and is able to support herself and her family. Today she is also training several young ladies associated with Sahayak Hath and helping them gain long term skills for sustainability.