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April 2017


Hello Readers,

I am pleased to share with you that FY 2017 has been a remarkable year for us. We are now working in close to 23 states and have strengthened our work in communities and regions that are geographically marginalized. In the north east we are now working in the states of Nagaland, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur and Assam with four partner organizations. Our aim is to create positive livelihood impact amongst the women we work with through training leading to financial independence.

Salon-i started with the aim of empowering women and till date we have positively impacted the lives of close to 88,000 women across India. In FY 2017, we expanded our reach through the Beauty-Preneur programme to work with women micro-entrepreneurs. We are handholding these women to start training girls in their local community, besides their regular salon business and add to their revenue.

We have also integrated life skills into our core curriculum that helps build critical thinking and collaboration, and improve communication and negotiation skills. This approach helps women lead a life of dignity through fruitful economic engagement.

Thank you for making all this possible. The immense, trust, support and encouragement shown have made us capable of expanding the programme in new directions. We would like to continue our partnership, scale newer heights and reach out to many more people through our initiatives.

Vikas Goswami
Head – Sustainability,
Godrej Industries Limited


Godrej One, Pirojshahnagar,
EasterExpress Highway, Vikhroli East,
Mumbai, Maharashtra-400079