"I urge anyone who has an idea for a social business to start work on it as soon as possible. Even if it improves life for only five people, by lifting them out of poverty, providing them with a home, or bringing them affordable healthcare - it is worth undertaking.
It is not necessary to wait to see the impact on millions of people. "Millions" is a big number.
But if your work has a positive impact on five or ten people, you have invented a seed. Now you can plant it a million times."

Key Impact Metrics

Increase in Income

100% families had a rise in Income by 60 to 100%

Increased spend on Education

Increased spend on education by 100%.
87% of children are in school or colleges.

Financial inclusion

100% of women use an ATM card to access their bank accounts.

Digital Literacy

100% women use and access their phone for availing schemes and subsidies. Every family uses digital payment platforms regularly.

Social Empowerment

100% women have increased ability to control monetary resources and decision making

Quality of life

90% of the families have repaid their debt.
100% of women have acquired a gas connection.
65% of women have rebuilt their homes.

Sustainable Development Goals

No Poverty

Aftertaste has created a dignified livelihood opportunity for women with fair wages, good working conditions in two neglected disadvantaged urban slums in Mumbai.

Decent Work and Economic Growth

Today equipped with economic means, knowledge and exposure, these women have transformed to skilled Artisans who earn a dignified livelihood from the sales of their handmade products and are steering their families out of the vicious cycle of economic and social poverty.

Quality Education

Next generation of the Aftertaste families now have access to job opportunities in the organized sector, quality education and healthcare. The families are taking the first step towards overcoming generational poverty.

Gender Equality

The women of Aftertaste have agency, they are taking critical decisions related to spend on education of children, owning assets and have the financial literacy to manage finances and economic means to control the monetary condition of their household