Making an impact one project at a time.
About 1Well

1Well is a new entrepreneurial non-profit that allows people to make social investments in high need areas of the world that have a direct and significant impact on the lives of others. Through its local partners, 1Well identifies critical life-sustaining projects – wells, sanitation, agriculture development, etc. – and matches them with social venture capitalists (SVCs) that commit to raising the capital required to complete the project. 1Well projects are grants, not investments, but the social returns are high. The first project was sponsored by an SVC who raised $5,000 from friends and family to build a sustainable well in India that gave over 500 people clean drinking water.

Our Partners
Partner Name
SEWA Members at the SEWA Trade Facilitation Cetner
Self Employed Women’s Association - SEWA

The Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) is a trade union of 1,000,000 poor, self-employed women workers founded by Ela Bhatt in 1972. This informal, unorganized labor group is 93% of the labor force. They do not have the rights and protection under the law afforded to formal businesses, and women workers themselves remain undercounted and invisible. However, SEWA has set about changing that for over 30 years.

SEWA’s main goals are to organize women workers for full employment & self-reliance. Full employment means employment whereby workers obtain work security, income security, food security and social security (at least health care, child care and shelter). SEWA organizes women to ensure that every family obtains full employment. SEWA strives for a woman’s self-reliance so she can be autonomous and self-reliant.

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