Krishna Kejriwal

Krishna Kejriwal
Designation: Research Assistant- Livelihoods
Krishna provides research support for our livelihoods programmes including the impact evaluation of the National Rural Livelihoods Mission. Prior to joining 3ie, Krishna worked at India Development Review as an intern, where she assisted with internal data management and editorial work. She has also previously worked at Ambit Capital in their equity research team and at UTSAH, a child rights’ organisation. Krishna holds a Masters in Economics and a Bachelors in Economics, both from the University of Warwick, UK. Research Assistant- Livelihoods.

Blogs by author

The four essentials of supporting artisans’ group enterprises

In this blog we draw from the experiences of the two leaders as they navigated the journey of setting up and supporting artisans’ collective enterprises. Both these leaders, Vijaya Switha Grandhi and Prerna Agarwal, and their organizations, Chitrika Foundation and Urmul Trust, respectively, have been working for several years to support artisans, particularly women artisans, to transform from wage workers to entrepreneurs and leaders.

Swashakt: Women leaders on collective entrepreneurship and empowerment

What does the journey of promoting non-farm livelihoods in rural India and empowering women in the process look like in practice? Our conversation with two women leaders answers this question and shines light on key learnings from lived experiences. Vijaya Switha Grandhi and Prerna Agarwal have been working with women weavers and artisans through collectivization, entrepreneurship, and capacity building for several years. We spoke to them about their understanding of these concepts and their individual journeys. In this blog, the first of two parts, we share what the conversation revealed about women’s leadership, empowerment, and the need for collectivization.