for creating a low-investment digital opportunity for the women of rural and tribal areas
Initiative: eDost: A digital village catalyst
Organisation: BAIF Development Research Foundation
Location: Maharashtra, India
eDost: A digital village catalyst combats the lack of digital services and lack of employment opportunities for the millennial, especially females in curate India. By employing basic technological solutions such as a smartphone, fingerprint scanner, Aadhar enable payment system service provider and 3G/4G connection, eDost offers financial services, eGovernance surveys/mapping services, life skills, educational information, and access to E-commerce platforms.
The women first approach of BAIF Development Research Foundation enables a low-investment digital livelihood opportunity directly influencing the accessibility and utility services for the community. Moreover, the implementation is in enterprise mode with quick pay-back period making it sustainable and suitable for rural and tribal areas.
Ms Anjali Vazare — one of the first women to offer eDost services to her community, noted transaction value worth INR. 14 lakhs.