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About Access Livelihoods, a social enterprise in livelihoods

Our journey 2005


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Total Projects: 8

September 19th: ALC India is incorporated
ALC India selects a paid service model to ensure performance, accountability and sustainability. Guidelines set for profit and optimal returns to shareholders.

World Vision becomes ALC India’s first partner.
Engages ALC India for a training programme on livelihoods promotion as part of their tsunami response efforts.

Our journey 2007


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Total Projects: 31

April: ALC India completes 30 projects in FY 2006-07.

October : ALC India launches Transforming India, a quarterly magazine to disseminate knowledge and ideas on current and emerging livelihood issues. Magazine attains readership base of 20000.

Our journey 2008


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Total Projects: 54

Performance appraisal and quality assurance processes operationalized.

Our journey 2009


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Total Projects: 53

April : 1st Annual Symposium on ‘Financing Livelihoods of Poor’ held.

2009-10: First Regional unit started in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha.

2009-10: Friends of Women’s World Banking (FWWB) becomes ALC India’s first institutional financier, providing two loans of Rs. 1.5 million and Rs. 2.5 million.

Our journey 2010


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Total Projects: 55

March : ALC India launches Tathya, a learning event that created awareness among urban populations about the contributions of the marginalized. Tathya screens documentaries and offers a products expo.

December: 2-day symposium on ‘Financing Economically Marginalized’ held; continue the work from the first symposium titled ‘Financing Livelihoods of Poor’.

Our journey 2011


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Total Projects: 51

March: ALC India establishes five domains:
Programme & Project Management (PPM) , Financial Management & Administration (FMA), Human Resource Management (HRM) , Institution & Organization Management (IOM) and Information, Communication & Knowledge (ICK).

May: 2-day economic summit on ‘Tenant, Marginal and Smallholder Farmers in Agriculture’ held; draws 30 participants.

Regional office started in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

Our journey 2012


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Total Projects: 35

ALC India started four major direct outreach projects with support from Small Farmers’ Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC), NABARD, Ford Foundation and RABO Bank Foundation.

ALC India was selected as one of the four apex resource institutions for Farmer Producer Organizations’ project of SFAC.

Organizational strategic focus shifted decisively to long-term assignments, involving building of end-to-end value chains for particular, marginalized communities, over a period of 5 to 8 years. Two domains - Farmers’ Enterprises Program (FEP) and Tribal Enterprises Program (TEP) – were established and these domains commenced implementing projects in the communities.

“Milestone Document” reflecting ALC India’s first six years’ journey was published.

Our journey 2013


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Total Projects: 31

ALC India offered services worth Rs. 1.94 crores to around 2,900 producers in nine producer companies. A project to set up four tribal producer enterprises in Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh was initiated.

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) sanctioned low-interest debt finance of Rs 15.50 crore to ALC India, to strengthen self-employment opportunities for 300,000 households in the agriculture sector.

Access Tribal Livelihood Services (ATLS) was set up with its headquarters in Bhubaneswar.

Our journey 2014


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Total Projects: 25

ALC India developed a new organizational structure with four divisions: Community Program Services, Partner Program Services, Livelihoods Program Initiatives and Internal Operational Services.

Nine farmer producer companies with 12,000 farmers in Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Telangana procured produce worth Rs 18 crore.

A project was launched to incubate a producer company of 3,000 weavers in East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh in partnership with Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP).

Ford Foundation supported ALC India for offering fellowships to develop livelihoods professionals who will serve producer companies. A pilot effort was made to raise equity for ALC India through crowdfunding.

Our journey 2015


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Total Projects: 19

ALC India conceptualized six-step beehive model to promote and establish producer companies.

ALC India provided business services to eight farmer producer companies (FPCs) and staff recruited for six FPCs; three FPCs received SFAC equity grant.

Livestock enterprise program was started, with efforts to establish dairy producer company in Maval, Pune.

Access Livelihoods Development Finance (ALDF) was established to meet livelihood-finance needs of marginalized producers.

Our journey 2016


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Total Projects: 30

ALC India moved to its own 20,000sqft office premises in Hyderabad, acquired with the help of a loan from Friends of Women’s World Banking.

A project was started in Gondia, Maharashtra to incubate five tribal women farmer producer companies, in partnership with SFAC and Tribal Development Department, Govt of Maharashtra.

Around 600 producers trained in quality seed production and beekeeping in Gondia and Srikakulam districts, under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY).

Access Livelihoods Development Finance (ALDF) mobilized over Rs 31 crore (since inception) to meet working capital and other requirements of producer companies promoted by ALC India.

ALDF facilitated to disburse Rs 25 lakh from Ratnakar Bank as the first instance of bank loan to farmers in Kodangal cluster, Vikarabad, Telangana. In partnership with Rang De, Rs 45 lakhs loan was disbursed to 900 farmers of three producer companies in Kodangal.

First corporate social responsibility (CSR) project to prove livelihood services in peripheral areas of Odisha Power Generation Corporation’s plant in Banharpalli was undertaken.

Our journey 2017


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Total Projects: 34

ALC India was selected as an Established Incubation Center by NITI Aayog, under Atal Innovation Mission, to incubate women producer enterprises, with a support of Rs 10 crore.

A producer company for leprosy-affected persons was incubated in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu.

Three women producer companies in Kodangal achieved a record turnover of Rs 16.60 crore, with a surplus of Rs 14 lakh through red gram procurement.

Skill development program (Employment Generation Program) helped 5,556 producers get certified on different agri skills under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program.

Promotion of Producer Group Institution (POPI) project launched with support from NABARD in 27 villages of Koraput and Keonjhar districts, Odisha, to nurture and promote women's self-help groups and community forest protection groups.

Social investment opportunity was launched, and Access Livelihoods Foundation (ALF) was started as a section 8 company.

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People and organisations that inspire us

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Our key internal documents in public domain