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About Access Livelihoods, a social enterprise in livelihoods

Access Livelihoods Group

Access Livelihoods Group was established in 2005 in Hyderabad, Telangana. It is a collective of social enterprises that by choice works with women and youth from marginalized communities to reimagine and transform their livelihoods. The group comprising of six entities extend comprehensive services to enable enterprise incubation and employment opportunities. As a group, we offer end to end support including pre-incubation, incubation, and acceleration support programs. These professional services are delivered by a team of 60+ passionate individuals who have graduated from some of India's best institutions and have consciously chosen the road less traveled.

  1. Access Livelihoods Consulting India, 2005 - A public limited company that partners to design and implement livelihood solutions.
  2. Chitrika, 2005 - A not-for-profit public society that initiated its work with artisans and weaver focus. Since 2020 it has expanded its vision to provide enterprise support services like audit and legal compliances, information technology applications, eco- friendly infrastructure and production practices development, agriculture and weaving production technologies. It will be rechristened as Access Livelihoods Services shortly. Visit www.chitrikafoundation.org for more details
  3. Access Livelihoods Development Finance, 2014 - A private limited company that extends affordable, hassle free and digitally enabled last mile financial services for livelihoods development. The core focus area is access to comprehensive financial services to the marginalized communities of AL Group.
  4. Access Livelihoods Foundation, 2015 - A not-for-profit Section 8 Company jointly incubated and promoted with Tata Trusts. It pilots and scales innovative livelihood impact models for significant transformation of livelihoods of the marginalised communities.
  5. Access Livelihoods Learning Foundation, 2020 - A not-for-profit Section 8 Company that enables higher education to be affordable, accessible and also relevant for the marginalized communities. It has evolved innovative programs and curriculum addressing the context specific needs of women producers and youth. Visit https://tii.alcindia.org/ for more details
  6. Access Livelihoods Marketing Services, 2020 - A private limited company that extends marketing support to develop brands and new age market channels owned by women and youth from the marginalized communities. ALMS is developing Creyo Brand representing aspirations of women to directly connect to conscious consumers through innovative supply chain model of Producer 2 Consumer (P2C).

Some of the innovative models developed by AL Group includes:

  1. Incubation of Maharashtra’s first all Women Dairy Producer Company owned by 1,600 women with a capacity of 10,000 liters per day; generating a turnover of Rs 6.5 Cr and an additional income of Rs 45 lakhs in the first year to the women producers.
  2. Incubation of 3 Women Weavers Producer Company; tripling income and profitably sustaining through technology enabled end-to-end traceable value chain intervention based on substantial back end supply chain technology innovations.
  3. Development of first Desi Cross Breed based semi-intensive poultry farming business with 750 tribal women and demonstrating its business potential through successful sales of Rs 2 Cr.
  4. Promotion of India’s first all Women Paddy Seed Growers Producer Company in Odisha.
  5. Innovating and developing India’s first practice-oriented post graduate program for young graduates in Social Entrepreneurship.
  6. Creating India’s first six-month Mini MBA program for women business leaders and managers.
  7. Development of Creyo Brand representing aspirations of women to directly connect to conscious consumers through innovative supply chain model of Producer 2 Consumer (P2C).

Today, we directly partner with more than 65,000 marginalized producers, including small and marginal farmers, weavers, tribal, and small livestock holders. We have incubated 56 producer enterprises across 5 states - Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, and Telangana. In the last 5 years of their business operations, we have supported the producer enterprises in achieving output marketing revenue of Rs 59.56 crore, financial services worth Rs 63.00 crore, investment into value addition infrastructure worth Rs 9.5 Cr and established the brand Creyo.