WHO WE ARE
BRiTEN (Building Rural Incomes Through Entrepreneurship) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing incomes and improving livelihoods through development initiatives that are designed to enhance business competitiveness and access to goods and services by the rural poor. In order to do this, we work on bringing about a paradigm shift among the rural communities in conceiving of their livelihoods as going beyond providing for the family’s subsistence needs and moving into a business-minded frame of mind that harnesses competitive advantage.
Our approach is in understanding the market system and understanding how to bring about a large-scale systemic change by addressing the underlying causes of the market failure with a commitment to ensuring that the value chains operate sustainably. This approach is an inclusive pro- poor approach which address challenges from the systemic point of view. We use the both the Livelihood and Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4PA) approaches which are inclusive and provide sustainability and are that are effective in reaching more people..
We work with the productive poor – women, men, young men and young women in rural areas to develop competitiveness that will lead to increased incomes and improved livelihoods.
We envision enhanced livelihoods through development of sustainable and inclusive value chains.
Our mission is to develop effective catalytic partnerships for market-based solutions to rural poverty
We work with the productive poor – women, men, young men and young women in rural areas to develop competitiveness that will lead to increased incomes and improved livelihoods. We target value chains in each of the areas of focus – Agriculture, Business and Environment to ensure increased incomes and improved livelihoods.