Who We Are

INSAAN MEANS HUMAN

We envision a more equitable world where the under-privileged are given a chance to lift themselves out of poverty, and realize their full potential.

Our mission is to engage in high-impact or catalytic philanthropy that changes the lives of many, for better, for good.

We do this by investing in innovative social enterprises in the Indian Ocean region that create opportunities for the poor through education and entrepreneurship.

Insaan works with philanthropists who want their giving to be more impactful.

We re-invest all revenues from our investments in new ventures.

HOW WE WORK

We connect those who want a better world with those in need and measure
that lives are indeed being changed, for the better, and for good.

Partner

Insaan was founded with support from the Pierre, Pamela Omidyar Fund. We work with families, individuals, corporate and institutional donors.

Select

We work through our networks to find ventures involved in education and entrepreneurship. We get to know the organizations and people within them.

Measure

We meet the end-users or beneficiaries in the field. We engage them, listen, ask questions, and try to understand their vision of a better life – in their own words.

Grow

We disburse funds through equity or grant and continue to work closely with ventures over the life of the funding. We help ventures grow so they can better serve the poor.

WHY ARE WE DIFFERENT?

Our work derives from our values, and not the reverse.
Insaan is an intellectual and ethical engagement that represents our team’s long-standing dedication to changing the lives of the poor.

Field Experience

We have years of experience in the field, working with the poor and living among them in cities and villages across the developing world.

Diverse Perspectives

We apply our diverse personal and academic backgrounds, from economics to philosophy, human development to statistics to approach the problems of poverty with critical thinking and ingenuity.

Cost-Effectiveness

From our virtual office to our commitment to attracting outstanding and committed professionals to build knowledge, we strive to be a model of cost-effectiveness.

People-Centered Systems

We are open to market solutions and extra-market approaches because reality is complex for the poor. We don’t over-simplify solutions to poverty.

Our Team

Our Partners

Insaan Registration  Insaan Social Investments

What

INSAAN MEANS HUMAN

We envision a more equitable world where the under-privileged are given a chance to lift themselves out of poverty, and realize their full potential.

Our mission is to engage in high-impact or catalytic philanthropy that changes the lives of many, for better, for good.

We do this by investing in innovative social enterprises in the Indian Ocean region that create opportunities for the poor through education and entrepreneurship.

Insaan works with philanthropists who want their giving to be more impactful.

We re-invest all revenues from our investments in new ventures.

How

HOW WE WORK

We connect those who want a better world with those in need and measure
that lives are indeed being changed, for the better, and for good.

Partner

Insaan was founded with support from the Pierre, Pamela Omidyar Fund. We work with families, individuals, corporate and institutional donors.

Select

We work through our networks to find ventures involved in education and entrepreneurship. We get to know the organizations and people within them.

Measure

We meet the end-users or beneficiaries in the field. We engage them, listen, ask questions, and try to understand their vision of a better life – in their own words.

Grow

We disburse funds through equity or grant and continue to work closely with ventures over the life of the funding. We help ventures grow so they can better serve the poor.

Why

WHY ARE WE DIFFERENT?

Our work derives from our values, and not the reverse.
Insaan is an intellectual and ethical engagement that represents our team’s long-standing dedication to changing the lives of the poor.

Field Experience

We have years of experience in the field, working with the poor and living among them in cities and villages across the developing world.

Diverse Perspectives

We apply our diverse personal and academic backgrounds, from economics to philosophy, human development to statistics to approach the problems of poverty with critical thinking and ingenuity.

Cost-Effectiveness

From our virtual office to our commitment to attracting outstanding and committed professionals to build knowledge, we strive to be a model of cost-effectiveness.

People-Centered Systems

We are open to market solutions and extra-market approaches because reality is complex for the poor. We don’t over-simplify solutions to poverty.
Who

Our Team

Our Partners

Where

Insaan Registration  Insaan Social Investments

Social Investments

The ventures we fund provide innovative, sustainable and high impact solutions to the problems of the poor.
We implement a rigorous selection process, ourselves, which involves regular field work

Education

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Primary Education
Gyan Shala

Secondary Education
Gyan Shala

Entrepreneurship

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Health Care
Access Afya

Handicraft/Design
Mela Artisans

Artisan-2 | SOKO

Technology/Ethical Fashion
Soko

We build our metrics from the ground up based on the narratives of people who are changing their own lives.

MEDIA

On Access Afya

On Mela Artisans

On Soko

Book

REPORTS

Our Investments

The ventures we fund provide innovative, sustainable and high impact solutions to the problems of the poor.
We implement a rigorous selection process, ourselves, which involves regular field work

Education

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Primary Education
Gyan Shala

Secondary Education
Gyan Shala

Entrepreneurship

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Health Care
Access Afya

Handicraft/Design
Mela Artisans

Artisan-2 | SOKO

Technology/Ethical Fashion
Soko

Voices From the Field

We build our metrics from the ground up based on the narratives of people who are changing their own lives.

Performance

MEDIA

On Access Afya

On Mela Artisans

On Soko

Book

REPORTS

IGF India

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GO TO

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FATF

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FCRA

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GO TO

Annual Report

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