Himjoli, which means Friend in the Land of Snow, is a social venture company that has been working in the state of Uttarakhand for the last ten years. Today, Himjoli has 18 partners comprising of NGOS, self help and producer groups across the regions of Kumaon and Garhwal.
Himjoli’s mission is to help increase livelihood opportunities in the villages by creating markets for local produce and craft.
Thousands of rural farmers, artisans and women’s groups are involved in this enterprise that aims to transform lives through trade, not aid. The last ten years has seen earnings of the communities we work with grow five times and an excess of Rs 12 crores has reached the communities we work with.
Himjoli’s sales proceeds are invested back into the communities and producer groups in order to realize the objective of not only creating sustainable jobs but also adding product value, thus helping to improve standards of living. A recent research study had shown increased confidence levels and ability to interact with outsiders amongst the communities associated with Himjoli. Most importantly, the research showed that partners are using the additional income to invest in community projects, largely in the areas of education and healthcare.
Our Product Range includes
- Fresh, natural and organic food range
- Natural and organic cosmetics
- Hand woven and Hand knits
- Craft and handicraft items