We Can Charity
Vcncrity Effort

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    That is why we've built an honest, committed, and energetic team at we/can. The fact is there is no other way to break extreme poverty. With this team, we can.

What does it take to bring a family out of extreme poverty?

While we can start seeing the impact of our work in a few months, it takes time to stabilize a didi's livelihood. we/can fights many battles along the way. Our team reaches didis' villages in faraway locations, often near forests, with poor unmotorable roads and no bridges to cross rivers. Our team leaves home early and comes back late. It takes a huge personal commitment to do this work.And our team has to visit and coach our didis every week for 3 years. Because our didis have never run a business before. She has the lowest power in an already powerless household. She needs to learn how to borrow and repay - but she doesn't even remember going to school. With all of these obstacles, every step she climbs is a miracle. This joy is what keeps our we/can team going. This miracle takes time, effort, and resources. This is why we need your help.

Meet the team

Atul
 

Atul

Founder & Founder & CE0 we/can and The/Nudge

Atul Satija is the Founder & CEO of we/can initiative and The/Nudge Foundation. Atul was a chief business officer at Inmobi and Head of Business Development for India at Google. He decided to start working for the poorest to fulfill his passion for working on inequality and social issues facing India.

John
 

John

Head we/can

John has 13 years of experience in product leadership roles at Amnesty International India, Reckitt Benckiser, GBI Research, and Frost & Sullivan. He just couldn’t accept the fact that India has millions of poor and decided to contribute his life in ending poverty within his lifetime. John graduated from BITS, Pilani, and did his post-graduation at the Indian School of Business (ISB).

Maitreyee
 

Maitreyee

Head Program Design

Maitreyee is a development professional with 16+ years of experience in India’s social and economic development sector. Maitreyee decided to work for the poorest women of India during her college project visit into tribal areas. Maitreyee holds a MA in Economics from University of North Bengal

Garvit
 

Garvit

Head Product and Marketing

Garvit has 6 years of experience in Product and Digital Marketing. During his 5 years stint at mysmartprice.com, he led the scaling of multiple internet products. In 2019 he quit his start-up job to devote his skills and time for social good. Garvit graduated from Bits Pilani in 2014

Arup
 

Arup

Head Operations

Arup leads the hardworking team of CDO’s who travel through the toughest terrain to train tribal families. Arup has 12 years of experience in serving ultra poor while working in organizations like Dr. Reddy’s Foundation and JSLPS Jharkhand. Arup was previously a government school teacher job and joined our mission when he realized the poorest didis needed more help.

Join us

If, like us, you too are determined to help the poorest women to beat ultra-poverty, come and join us. You can also volunteer your time or schedule a visit to our villages in Jharkhand.