Strength India

Your title/position CEO and Co-Founder
Type of Enterprise registered company, non-profit organization
Year the ngo or company was founded 2015
Website Strength India
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Explain your project in details:

From Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, Strength India designs data-driven solutions to problems women face every day, and our innovative approach creates socio-economic opportunities for some of the most oppressed women in the world. Our founders (from California and Varanasi) worked with over 350 women together throughout several years in Uttar Pradesh--Indias most populous, least educated, most oppressive state for womenbefore deciding to start their own preventative programming. Their vision to create high-impact programs protecting girls from some of the most gravely dangerous situations in the world is the driving force behind Strength Indias launch. Active Spaces uses a mentorship platform to engage girls from violent backgrounds in the development of SEL skills through empowering after-school activities. Implemented according to the guidelines set by CASEL, leading American SEL research body, programs like Active Spaces demonstrate statistical reductions in self-destructive and aggressive behavior, along with simultaneous improvements in social engagement, interpersonal skills, and academic performance. Since 2015 Active Spaces have impacted the lives of nearly 100 girls between the ages of 3 and 20, who have demonstrated marked improvements in key elements of SEL development: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Positive Decision Making, Forming Healthy Relationships, and Feeling and Showing Empathy for others.   Strength Indias newest venture, (em)PowerPads, is the first woman owned, operated, and distributed menstrual hygiene company in India. We are filling a massive gap in Indias menstrual hygiene market by providing high quality sanitary pads to common women at a price point they can afford. Our unique products feature enough pads per package for the entire duration of the period, in multiple sizes to suit the needs of each days flow. This innovation is executed through a localized distribution system wherein networks of Indian women deliver door-to-door, developing long-term relationships with our customer base.

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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

Strength India sees SDGs 5 and 8 as synonymous objectiveswe are driven by a passionate commitment to Gender Equality as a key to progress in Decent Work and Economic Growth. Every member of Strength India is a woman (from the board to the ground staff), and we focus exclusively on issues and industries where female leadership truly mattersan approach we consider powerful. Our favorite example to underscore this point is that our young, three-woman core team has nearly 40 years of experience menstruatinghow's that for an unfair advantage in the menstrual hygiene market? To reinforce the value of our experience, Strength India has undertaken a groundbreaking survey (in partnership with QuestionPro) measuring barriers common women face when attempting to use commercial menstrual hygiene products. Since we launched the survey less than one month ago (after spending nearly 8 months writing, coding, and translating it into Hindi), our team has gathered nearly 400 responses. Preliminary data indicates that our instincts (and hypotheses formed through participant-observation research in India over the course of three years) are overwhelmingly correct. At Strength India, we also see every problem as systematic and intersectional, so we work with women in multiple contexts throughout various stages of their lives. Strength India enters the picture as early as possible through our Active Spaces program, which we implement in partnership with best-practice local organizations to nurture girls through critical academic years. Our girls are then much more prepared to attend college, bolster the capacity of the labor market, identify safe employment conditions, and demand that they are compensated fairly for their work than the many girls from similar backgrounds who have no experience engaging SEL skills. Through (em)PowerPads, starting with our survey, we create fair, egalitarian, multi-leveled employment infrastructure for women while addressing a major health crisis: menstrual hygiene.

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Sustainability and future plans

As an American 501c3, Strength India has raised $50,000 in donations since 2015. We are currently implementing a grant strategy to effectively reduce our need to rely on unstable funding. Furthermore, in December 2016 we successfully registered a Section 8 Company in India (closest entity to 501c3). We are exploring CSR opportunities with several local and national companies, including Taj Hotels. Strength India is deciding where and how to form the correct for-profit entity to enable investment and growth for (em)PowerPads. In this way, the (em)PowerPads survey accomplishes two objectives. Primarily, Strength India is gathering cutting-edge data about under-documented populations of women in India. However, its also an on-the-ground development strategy for distribution, which Strength India sees as the greatest barrier to regular use of commercial menstrual hygiene products outside of Indias 5 major cities. The reality is, its hard to reach people in places like Uttar Pradesh: informal housing, inaccurate birth/age reports, low rates of online connectivity, and a great deal of urban migration make women especially difficult to measure (and market). Not only does our survey data tell Strength India a great deal about the populations we have spent the past 3 years working with through Active Spaces, but it enables us to test the capacities of innovative distribution network resources as we launch (em)PowerPads. Strength India will initiate a 100k seed round in October 2017, consisting of grants (>50%), donations, and capital investment (if necessary). With this funding, Strength India will be able to hire 4 women to manage Active Spaces throughout Varanasi and develop a psychological resource plan for 70 at-risk girls and their families. We will also launch (em)PowerPads throughout Uttar Pradesh by the end of 2018, which will result in at least 10 womens jobs and a target monthly customer base of 25,000 women.

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

Tara (28) has been an entrepreneur her whole life; thanks to her father, she has been selling things since she could talk. She and her brother ran a pumpkin stand every October for 12 years in her childhood, and she sold 328 boxes of Girl Scout cookies door-to-door at the age of 11. Tara continued to innovate throughout adulthood, establishing an 8-person housing co-operative during her senior year of college, before going to India for what was supposed to be a 3-month research project through her Social Entrepreneurship degree at UC Santa Cruz. Deelply moved by the impact of intersectional abuse upon the young women she grew to love, Tara never left. She partnered with local woman Kiran Pal (27), who has also been a life-time fighter for womens rights and equality (and a shrewd financier). Fighting the stigma of her village, which declared that she should not bother attending school, Kiran defied expectations and earned a Masters degree in Commerce with a second Bachelors in Education (while also becoming a professional tour guide and endeavoring into politically active hobbies). Throughout her education, Kirans father afforded her a few daily rupees to take public transit. Kiran opted to save her money instead, riding her bicycle through 7 kilometers of dusty broken road in each direction. Kiran and Tara joined forces in Varanasi, deciding to split off from jobs with an NGO to begin their own preventative programming. Having worked with over 350 women together, most of whom lived in deplorable conditions in government shelter homes, Tara and Kiran decided to unite their unique perspectives and develop a company to create better options for women. Nearly 3 years later, Tara and Kiran are creating socio-economic space for women in Varanasi in completely unique wayswe see the impact of our innovative approach

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September 1, 2017 04:09

Dear Resiliant Entrepreneur,

It's the end of the competition, I want to urge you to not leave this community without the contact (email especially) of as many other entrepreneurs on this platform. You never can tell what your further conversations may produce.

It's the power of networking and leverage I'm talking about...
Here's my email [email protected] looking forward to hearing from you.


September 1, 2017 00:00

Bye fellow entrepreneur:
As I say good buy, I must say it has been an astounding time reading so many great entries.
I went through the details of your idea and was indeed very impressed. Would you be kind enough to please explain to me as how you got this idea? Equally importantly, who were (are) the people who inspired you for you to come up with this idea.
Take care and all the very best!

August 31, 2017 22:26

Hello fellow passenger,

You might have heard the famous song "What I've done" by Linkin park. The lyrics have been beautifully carved by the late singer Chester Bennington. The song covers the ways in which our so called development has helped only a handful of the upper society members, whereas people are still living in poverty.

We have a great platform here which is urging super brains from around the world to come together and collaborate with their ideas and help make this world a better place to live in. You have been a part of this community and I congratulate you on your effort that you have put in.

Thanks once again and all the best for the future
Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 22:13

Hello my fellow traveler, How are you feeling as our road ends temporarily?
I have just seen your entry and have been thoroughly impressed by it. Will you be willing to collaborate incase you want to set it up on ground?
I would like to be in touch with you,
Cheers from Kabul.

August 31, 2017 21:15

All the best for your project.As today is the last day of competition I am glad that I was able to read your mind blowing project.
Best wishes for your success and thank you so much for your support on my project.

August 31, 2017 21:15

All the best for your project.As today is the last day of competition I am glad that I was able to read your mind blowing project.
Best wishes for your success and thank you so much for your support on my project.

August 31, 2017 20:51

In this fight for a sustainable future, what we need is innovation; something which is not necessarily new, but which makes us look at things from a different angle.

I believe this is one of the major motives of this community which we are a part of. Taking one step together hand in hand towards our goal is the only way we can achieve it.

So I wish you the very best in this endeavour of yours and hope to see you together in the new tomorrow

Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 19:07

Yes, it was a wonderful journey !
a. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal?
b. Also, please go through my IDEA called EDU-CELL and if you like it, please vote.
c. This is what I could think when I saw your proposal. Truly inspirational and positive initiative from your side that is sending ripples amongst my friends and relatives. If you think it will be applicable in Afghanistan, please send me the details.
Thank You !
Truly, Shuhra K, Afghanistan

August 31, 2017 18:23


August 31, 2017 17:57

Thank You my dear!
Three thoughts come to my mind as we end:
(a) Will we be in touch?
(b) It is a small and beautiful world
(c) All the best
Bye for now!
S. Koofi, Kabul

August 31, 2017 17:13


August 31, 2017 17:05

Dear Leader,

We are coming to the end of this awesome competition and I appreciate your efforts, drive and support on my idea, 'AfricEnergy'.

No matter how the result comes out, we should always be focused on implementing our unique ideas and projects for the improvement of the World.

Thank you for your contributions, advice and encouragement so far. I hope to connect with you via [email protected]

Best of Luck!

August 31, 2017 03:10


This entrepreneurship-campus platform has been amazing it has enabled us to see all the enthusiasts and to share our passion and experiences to learn from each other. Good luck with your work and wishing you all the success on your journey. Please try to keep in touch; this is important to me as I find this inspirational.

I appreciate all your votes, valuable feedback, advice, and suggestions. For me it has helped me to improve my ideas and also helps me to win and learn from the ideas that you have given me.

Best of Luck! And keep it up

Kindest regards

August 31, 2017 00:52

What a proposal! I am truly amazed.
So many good thoughts including yours. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal? And on a different note, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Take care!
Shuhra (Kabul) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 30, 2017 22:52

Greetings from Afghanistan!
Awesone. Fantastic. Relevant. These are the three words that came to my mind when I read your proposal. Congratulations. If you get a moment, would you be kind enough to read my proposal (IDEAS) called EDU-CELL from Afghanistan? And if you do manage to read it, would you be kind enough to vote if you like the IDEA? And if I am not asking too much, please forward the link to your friends and family.
Thanks in anticipation!
Shuhra K

August 30, 2017 21:35

Hello fellow traveler!
I must say that I found your idea truly inspiring. I would like to know more about it? Do you think you can give me more details about your proposal so I can understand it more and give ffedbakc as well as evaluate if it can be done in my country?
I would also like to request you to please my IDEA called EDU-CELL. DO you think it is relevant in your country. If yes, let me know. I can even help in establishing it in your place during the course of this year!
Have a great day

August 30, 2017 20:57

Hello my friend,
May I entreat you to read my entry EDU CELL. I have read your and must say it is fantastic. How did you come up with the idea, I wonder? Who helped you?
Bye for now,

August 30, 2017 20:18

What a proposal! I am truly amazed.
So many good thoughts including yours. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal? And on a different note, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Take care!
Shuhra (Kabul)

August 30, 2017 19:48

Too Good. So many good thoughts including yours. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal? WHAT ABOUT YOU? HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO SEE MY PROPOSAL? IT IS CALLED EDU-CELL TO HELP THE SCHOOL EDUCATION IN AFGHANISTAN. INTERESTED? CLICK AND DOUBLE CLICK!!
Yours sincerely,
Shuhra from Kabul

August 30, 2017 11:38


Remember it's not over until it's over.
It may be just a few days to the end of the competition but it's not the end of your dreams
There's still a lot you can achieve.
Stay focused.


August 30, 2017 11:38

Dear Fellow participant,

You have done well thus far. Only few people will venture relentlessly into the things in which their instincts proposes because sometimes the goal appears too crazy to achieve, so they just retreat.

Actually, someone has said that "The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

You may have seen this before but I want to remind you that it's true, only those who are "crazy enough" eventually get results.

Congratulations for been "crazy enough" (seeing beyond normal and following your dreams despite the odds)...

Best wishes,

August 30, 2017 03:02

Dear campus members,

we are going to the last date to vote and comment on our ideas and projects or the end of the competition. I really appreciate all of you for your constructive questions, suggestions or comments on my project: O-YES Conference International(OIC) that aims to gather creative and innovators like you.

On this occasion, i would love to tell you that O-YES Foundation kindly invited you to join OIC where you will learn from others and share your ideas to bring a sustainable future for ourselves and community in general.
For more information please contact me via my email [email protected]/[email protected] Mobile: +66915635067 Facebook:

Wish you success in your life!

August 29, 2017 15:55

Hello everyone,

Now we are reaching the end of the competition. I want to thank everyone who have been voting and commenting on my ideas and interest in helping support GU.

As all of you said, a visual universal language is needed for this continuously developing society. I am trying my best to launch my Gadaa Universe with the help of you and your constructive comments. We will do whatever it takes to exceed your expectations.

Best of Luck! And keep it up

Kind regards

August 28, 2017 20:14

Being a part of India's well-known Entrepreneurship Cell of the most prestigious engineering college in India, I have interacted with many startup enthusiasts, have got to know how they think and what are some qualities that set them apart from the ones who are not able to see their idea through. Reading through your idea, I have realised that your idea has that spark which can help it become a successful venture. Coupled with its aim to help the society achieve its goals sustainably, your idea can be something quite helpful for the same.

But before it's implementation, you need to do a "premortem" check on how it can fail. This would prepare you for any uncalled-for circumstances and help you prepare for them accordingly.

Lastly, I would like you to have a look at our idea, GreenSpace, and share your views about the same.

Team GreenSpace.

August 28, 2017 16:18

Hello my Colleague ,

Thank you for participating in that great event , it was a great nice Journey , but the best thing of it is meeting good friends like you , I hope you achieve your dreams & good luck with your project.
thanks again & best wishes for you.


August 28, 2017 09:36

Hello My Friend!

Thank you for being here all this while. Your dreams are valid and your project is very viable. Keep thriving and best will keep coming your way.

Best of Luck.

August 27, 2017 17:20

Hello dear members of the entrepreneurship community,

I hope you will join us too and learn the GU universal communication system and the Gadaa system practices when the platform and the system implementations are complete and fully ready for use. This work is still under development. I will let you know once it is finished.

Please keep your constructive comments. Your feedback is important! Many thanks to all contributors!

Thank you for supporting GU project. We will notify you as soon as the platform is live.

Best of Luck!

August 27, 2017 02:59

Hello Great Mind,

You have come a long way with this competition and I want to congratulate you for the resilience you have show so far. I tell you what? It's not going to go unrewarded.

Bill Gates has said that "As we look into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others." I totally agree with the successful software developer!

With that, I want to honestly congratulate you once more for been a leader, especially such that will empower others!

You're relevant and I wish you the best with your project.
I wish that we could network beyond the competition,

Kindest regards,
Seth Thomas
([email protected])

August 26, 2017 20:28


To all the people who are asking how to join once the GU platform goes live, all you need to do is to create a free account. Please keep an eye out on the website and my social media pages at:

Kind regards

August 26, 2017 19:24

Dear Champion,

It takes just one idea/project to transform the world. As you keep working hard towards your dreams and to add your quota in the improvement of the world, I wish you the best of luck.

Remain Lifted!

August 26, 2017 16:58

Hello Great Mind!

Thank you for your support to AfricEnergy so far. I appreciate your kind words, positive remarks and contribution on my idea.
As you continue to progress in your quest for the improvement of the World, I wish you success and breakthrough.

Best of Luck!

Mirana Francoise Razafindramboa

August 26, 2017 11:44

Hello from Madagascar! I am overjoyed with the launch of your project " Strength India".

Mirana F. Razafindramboa
Halt Poverty Madagascar

August 25, 2017 18:38

Hello Champion!

Did you miss Today's (Friday) Inspiration from YCEC? Here it is; "Change your thoughts and you change the World" - Norman Vincent Peale.

Your project is valid, so are your thoughts. Keeping improving and progressing.

Best of Luck!

August 25, 2017 15:13

Thank you all for your genuine support and encouragement!
It means the world to us here at Strength India.

Due to quite a bit of system spam, very poor internet access, and our small team's incredibly hectic schedule, I have not had the time to respond to all of you as I would have really liked. People like you all who are genuinely working for the betterment of humanity are rare in the world, and I wish you all the best. I also do genuinely hope to be able to get comments on your projects.


August 25, 2017 14:51

Dear Tara,

The TRUTH is, your community will not just benefit from such an amazing initiative of yours but that you will forever be remembered for this great change and transformation you'll cause.

Keep up the spirit because it's adorable.
Your kind is scarce, so hard to find around, you're indeed a great leader!
Wish you all the best world changer.

Kindest regards
Thomas Seth

August 25, 2017 05:45

Dear community member,

As the competition deadline is approaching near, we would like some feedback regarding our idea, some ways by which we can tweak it and make it a little better and ready for future execution.
(follow this link

Please vote and support our idea.

Thank you in advance.
Team GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 17:51

After going through your project, I firmly believe that with good management and excellent execution, this project will help the society grow in a sustainable manner. This would have various positive effects on the environment and also the society in general.

I wish you the best for the same.

I would really appreciate if you could go through my idea as well(follow this link Our idea deals with covering an otherwise unused rooftop of a building with green plants and using that space for a multitude of activities.

Thank you
Team GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 15:05

It is really very interesting and important project. Having a visionary young person like you around is very encouraging and wonderful. I wish you success on this project and you should always expect the best coming your way.

Please visit my international project that you are also invited in advance


August 23, 2017 08:51

An Awesome Day to You, Dear Campus Colleague,

Cheeking through your Project and seeing it progress in this competition leaves me motivated and inspired that with us, our planet will become better and flourish in goodness and development desired by every human being with dreams and aspirations. To keep you moving and staying on in face of challenges as growing Entrepreneurs, it is my pleasure to share this link with you, "7 MOVIES Every Entrepreneur Should Watch", copy and paste this link to view;

All the best to you in you Idea!

Anita Mbah.

August 22, 2017 23:10

Dear Tara Celli
You have shown great efforts on this project and I believe you will make more good progress to its full extension.
Never give up.

August 22, 2017 21:00

Dear Tara Celli
I hope you're making good progress whether this competition is on progress or not this project should make more progress to its full extension. Congulatulation for the efforts you're making on it.
Best of luck!

August 22, 2017 18:43

Hello Tara!

We are few steps to the announcement day. I want to use this medium to appreciate your effort, progress so far and support to my idea. Never relent, keep pushing and I wish you success, all the way.

Best of Luck!

August 22, 2017 08:45

Hello Tera,

I find your project highly innovative and needed in such a time as this and I just thought to stop by and check on your progress thus far and must say congratulations for your efforts so far, we all need to put in more efforts to achieve our dreams.

So I just wanted to say that you keep up and be encouraged to do more.

You can also stop at my idea eradicating poverty and unemployment via teens empowerment"for a comment too.

Kindest regards,

August 21, 2017 06:39

Thank you Tara!

Having you around is very encouraging and wonderful. I wish you success on your journey and you should always expect the best coming your way.

You may like to see my idea, AfricEnergy, for comments and support.


August 20, 2017 14:17


I invite you kindly to please read and give some suggestions or comment my idea GadaaUniverse[GU]-Gadaa Universal Communication System and GU-Fair.

Thanks in advance for your votes and comment. I really appreciate your contribution and would be glad to hear your advice and opinion.

Good luck with your work!

Kind regards,

Firanbek Robele

August 19, 2017 15:05


your project is a very impressive and it will surely be beneficial for all the people..
It looks promising.
Congratulations for all your efforts that you have put into your project.
Good luck

August 19, 2017 14:40

I invite you kindly to comment my idea Path To Knowledge. I would be glad to hear your advice. I have written this message after I commented almost all ideas and projects and probably yours too. I am deeply sorry if this message bothered you, but everyone on this platform wants to go to the finals with his/her idea and makes all it is possible to get there. Maybe not all the actions are fair. Some participants copy the same meaningless message and paste it to all ideas. I just do marketing. Again, I am sorry if this message disturbed you.
Kindest regards,

August 19, 2017 12:49

Your project is very interestion as it real bring to gender equality and women empowering. Congulatulation for this Nobel project.I hope soon the project will cover the wholewhole country.
All the best

August 18, 2017 05:54

Hello Tara!

Your idea is quite impressive and unique, as it tends to educate young girls and women on personal development. It aims to address the problem of gender inequality in the community.
I have a question;
How do you source for funds?

I wish you success and you may stop by on my idea to add your contribution.

Best of luck!

August 18, 2017 05:24


This is a very impressive idea and it will surely be beneficial for all the young minds looking for an opportunity.
Congratulations for all your efforts and for your project.
Good luck

Shuhra Koofi.

August 16, 2017 10:36

Hi Tara,
You have nothing to thank for, indeed, this is a great project. I invite you also to comment my idea Path To Knowledge. I would really like to hear your advice.

August 16, 2017 10:34

Hey everyone, thank you so much for your support! Strength India is still thriving out here; we have now collected nearly 500 survey responses that continue to verify our hypotheses! It's a really exciting (and very busy!) time for the team, and we love and appreciate all the encouragement!

August 15, 2017 08:58

This project is amazing and what you have done is simply miraculous. The scale of the impact that you have created is a proof that your project is on the right way and keep continue it and help the ones who need.
Best wishes,

August 15, 2017 02:48


Your idea is great, I hope to See a world with equality in education for all genders. I really love the passion with which you're taking on this project and I hope that it continue to impart lives as always.

Kindest regards,

Also in the same spirit of community, I'd please love that you also read through my idea and support it with a comment.

You can find it here

Thank you very much

August 11, 2017 05:32

Great Project. I want to invite you to vote for my project and comment if you want it.
Thanks and good luck

July 31, 2017 05:49

Tara and Kiran, really i want to thank you. for doing this great job. your work will give new hope and strength to girls. keep it up....