What we do
Allforasmile Human Empowerment Foundation (AHEF) focuses on market-linked livelihood projects backed up by skill development.

Put simply, we identify market opportunities along with the skills needed. We then organize women directly or through partner NGOs and impart the required skills. We create forward linkages to tap the market opportunity thus ensuring regular self-sustainable income for the participating women. All this, in a “cottage industry” setup, without factories, etc.

As an example: Market Opportunity: Creation of School Uniforms;  Skill: Stitching; Target Audience for imparting skill: Urban Poor. We reach out to schools and convince them to source the school uniforms from this group of producers.

We cannot do it all alone. We work with CSR teams which help us run skill development programs. We work with partner NGOs to reach out to our target audience and we work with you to help you appreciate the product that you can spend your money on, while contributing to the prosperity of the last woman standing!

Our Team
Our Super-spirited and dedicated team.
ULKA KENDURKAR

Founder, Director

SHWETA LELE

Product Design and Development

OMKAR SATHE

Chief Executive Officer

Initiatives

Project Brief: Creation and selling of Women’s Handbags

Core Skill : Stitching. Target Audience for imparting skill – Urban Poor in and around Pune, organized as SHGs.

Forward linkage : Online platforms such as Amazon

Skill Partner : Yardi Software CSR, Pragati NGO

Market Partner : Allforasmile Ecommerce LLP

Project Start Date: August 2014

Project End Date: Ongoing

Impact so far: Over 15000 Women’s handbags sold, over 100 women and their families benefited from the income generated.

Project Details :
Under this project, Allforasmile Ecommerce LLP designs and markets women’s handbags. Women are trained to stitch these bags and then provided with required raw material to create the finished product. These bags are then made available to general public primarily through online platforms such as Amazon and Flipkart. The bags are marketed under the brand name Avni.

Project Brief: Creation and selling of School Uniforms

Core Skill : Stitching. Target Audience for imparting skill – Urban Poor in and around Pune, organized as SHGs.

Forward linkage : Working with schools in the city

Skill Partner : Yardi Software CSR, Pragati NGO

Market Partner : Allforasmile Ecommerce LLP

Project Start Date: March 2017

Project End Date: Ongoing

Impact so far: Project at inception stage.

Project Details :
Under this project, we plan to work with schools in Pune to provide an opportunity to supply school uniforms, created by women SHGs. The project is at early stage and we are reaching out to schools for initial discussions.

Allforasmile Human Empowerment Foundation is implementing “Project SUGAM” to educate women on benefits of reusable cloth pads and helping them make the shift. The project is being implemented in two vastis in Pune – Janwadi and Vaiduwadi. Foundation is making the cloth pads available to women at one third of the production cost to encourage the adoption. So far, it has been able to encourage 10% of the target population to make the shift. Our sister concern – Allforasmile LLP – is supporting the project with production of these pads and currently they are for the exclusive use of the Foundation.

Project Brief: Creation and selling of Corporate Gift items

Core Skill : Stitching, Handicraft

Target Audience for imparting skill : Urban Poor in and around Pune, organized as SHGs.

Forward linkage : Corporates with gifting needs (Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Centaur Pharma, Sun Pharma, Glenmark Pharma, Mead Johnson Nutrition)

Skill Partner : Market Partner – Allforasmile Ecommerce LLP

Project Start Date: August 2011

Project End Date: Ongoing

Impact so far: Orders worth over 1.1 Cr received so far, over 300 women and their families benefited from the income generated.

Project Details :
Under this project, Allforasmile Ecommerce LLP reaches out to Corporates with gifting needs. Gift items are custom designed as per the customer needs. These products are then created and packaged as meeting corporate standards.

“Swyampurna” is a fund created by Allforasmile Human Empowerment Foundation for donation of sewing machines to needy women.

During our work of 7+ years, we came across many women who were not only needy but also highly skilled and sincere about their craft. But often, they were impeded by lack of good, powered machine which could stitch thick material such as canvas and leatherette and allow them to do more in less time.

Considering the need, this fund is focused on upgrading their existing machine with a new modern machine.

Selection Process and Eligibility Criteria

Only those women who have a track record of using their sewing skills to earn a living are eligible for funds under this scheme. The eligible woman must be associated with any of our partner SHGs so that the need can be verified in person.

Once an eligible woman is identified, the funds will be used to upgrade her existing sewing machine with a modern powered machine. The payment will be done directly to the sewing machine vendor for the transaction.

How to Donate

There are several ways by which you can contribute to this fund.

  • Donations can be made online through our partner Milaap.org
  • You can also make online payments through NEFT to our bank a/c
  • Or you can send us a cheque drawn in favor of “Allforasmile Human Empowerment Foundation” at our registered office Address:

Allforasmile Human Empowerment Foundation

A5/2, Saudamini Society, Bhusari Colony,

Kothrud, Pune-411038

 

Updates

We care about the fact that you placed your trust in us to do the right thing. We will keep you updated every step of the way. The journey of a well-deserving recipient of this fund money will be documented and presented to you.

Associates

CSR Partner

  • Yardi Software

NGO Partner

  • Pragati
  • SPACE Pune
  • Bal Kalyan Sanstha
  • Pune Blind School

Corporate Customers

  • Centaur Pharma
  • Dr Reddy’s Limited
  • Sun Pharma
  • Glenmark Pharma
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition
  • Kimberly Clark India
Contact Us

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Registered Address

​Allforasmile Human Empowerment Foundation

A5/2, Saudamini Soc,

Bhusari Colony, Kothrud,

Pune, PIN-411038

Phone +91-9604400382