Check out these five start-ups providing jobs in rural areas during pandemic

At a time of pandemic when people are losing jobs in urban cities, Check out these four startups providing jobs in rural areas while supporting the Digital India campaign. Read the article for more details…

Meesho

This is a Bengaluru-based startup Social commerce platform and newly minted unicorn focuses on women-led businesses in fashion and homeware. ‘Meesho’ stands for ‘meri shop’ or ‘apni dukaan’.
It is a reseller model in which an army of women curate products from its platform and sell them on Whatsapp, Facebook, and Instagram—to selling directly to customers.

It has helped them start their own online businesses with zero investment, bringing the benefits of e-commerce to over 45 million customers across the country.

Udaan

Udaan is a network-centric B2B trade platform, designed specifically for small and medium businesses in India. It brings traders, wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers, and brands in India onto a single platform.
With real insights into active trends and great B2B trade features, Udaan is a platform that allows its customers to grow their network for future business, even as you buy and sell. Through making use of Udaan’s intuitive features — MyBiz, Feed, Share customers can grow their presence, create interest in their brand, and set the stage for growth.

Hesa

This is a Rural Tech start-up connecting Bharat with India phygitally is redefining rural commerce by providing Last Mile Physical and Digital Connect to Rural India. Hesa’s integrated B2B marketplace aggregates and connects both the ends and enables buying and selling with an almost ‘doorstep access’.
For the rural population, Hesa is providing access, enablement and employment opportunities at scale, leading to empowerment. Rural customers can buy or sell a range of products, avail banking and other financial facilities and also pay utility bills from the comfort of their village.
Facilitated through a local village level entrepreneur, the “Hesaathi”, who logs in to the Hesa digital platform and transacts on their behalf, generating income for him/her self.

Frontier Markets

This is one of the fastest-growing rural women-led social commerce platform. Frontier Markets is a digitally enabled platform that allows rural customers to buy instant solutions from multi-product/services fast from women salesforce — FMCG, agri, durables, and electronics and digital services to the last mile village like no other.
It is an end-to-end products and services, delivered at the doorsteps of consumers in villages through an assisted commerce model run by rural women entrepreneurs called Saral Jeevan Sahelis, proving to be a winning model with rural women’s commerce.
With a strong gender lens, the company is focused on giving rural women entrepreneurship opportunities through generating employment and income for them.
This is a Rural Tech start-up connecting Bharat with India phygitally is redefining rural commerce by providing Last Mile Physical and Digital Connect to Rural India. Hesa’s integrated B2B marketplace aggregates and connects both the ends and enables buying and selling with an almost ‘doorstep access’.
For the rural population, Hesa is providing access, enablement and employment opportunities at scale, leading to empowerment. Rural customers can buy or sell a range of products, avail banking and other financial facilities and also pay utility bills from the comfort of their village.
Facilitated through a local village level entrepreneur, the “Hesaathi”, who logs in to the Hesa digital platform and transacts on their behalf, generating income for him/her self.

Dealshare

It is focused on what it calls ‘WhatsApp-first India’ consisting of lower- and middle-income groups in Tier II and III towns. Through the platform, users can get fruits and vegetables, grocery items, beauty and wellness products, and all other household essentials at daily discounted prices.
The startup, which began in Jaipur and is now headquartered in Bengaluru, claims to be servicing more than 55,000 orders daily, and is growing at 50 percent month on month. More than 70 percent of what the company sells comes from local manufacturers.
The company has its presence across five states where it works with around 600 vendors. The company follows a module of DealShare Dost — “a Dost is a micro-entrepreneur in the sub locality, who belongs there, has been there for years and has access to manpower.”

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