Barabanki: Journey of digitising centuries old craftsmanship

Not much sets the village of Saidanpur, Barabanki, apart from any other village in India. At least that’s one’s first impression. Until he / she dares to take a closer look at the jaw dropping craftsmanship that happens inside each of the villagers homes. With a cultural heritage and family traditions that go back centuries, weavers from Saidanpur are literally the working hands that keep Indian designs as vibrant as ever in the 21st century.

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Banking Services at Doorstep to Maintain Social Distancing

Abhinav Pandey is a SoochnaPreneur (Information Entrepreneur) from Guna, Madhya Pradesh. He has been working on the ground to ensure the community’s safety from the corona virus by delivering money to their homes from the schemes that the government has put in place for them. Many of them, whom Abhinav is helping, didn’t even know that such schemes existed; he informs them of their entitlements and helps them avail the same online.

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DEF’s SoochnaPreneurs of West Champaran at Forefronts of Covid-19 Crisis

Prabhu, a 29 year old digital entrepreneur has been working in the district of West Champaran, Bihar, as a DEF representative from the past few years. As a digitally equipped SoochnaPreneur (Information Entrepreneur) he has been diligently serving the people in his village Fachkahar by providing access to digital services and ensuring government entitlements.

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COVID-19 DEF Dialogues

Covid-19 DEFDialogue is a special series initiated by Digital Empowerment Foundation where the Founder & Director Osama Manzar connects with key individuals within the DEF network in 600 locations across 25 states. The interaction will help find out how COVID-19 and the lockdown situation has impacted their areas along with the measures being undertaking to tackle it.

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