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Social Entrepreneurs Who Are A Boon To Society
Social Entrepreneurs Who Are A Boon To Society

The winner of Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 award, Prema Gopalan is a remarkable human being.

Prema Gopalan, Swayam Shikshan Prayog

She was awarded for her work in empowering rural women who wished to pursue entrepreneurship and helping people in the areas affected by climate change. Prema Gopalan does this notable work through her social services organization Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP) in Pune, Maharashtra. n 1993, Gopalan worked for the betterment of people in the rural areas of Latur after the destructive Latur earthquake. The plight of the people in that area established a strong reason for her to formally start SSP in 1998. So far, SSP has helped 1,45,000 people farmers, rural women entrepreneurs and business leaders to fulfil their dreams and make a mark.

Harish Hande, SELCO

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February 2019