India’s Top 50 COVID-19 Last Mile Responders

Introducing 50 leading social entrepreneurs and 12 ecosystem initiatives that are providing critical support to more than 171 million people on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis in India across four vital areas of need: Prevention and Protection; Treatment and Relief; Inclusive Vaccine Access; and Securing Livelihoods.

At a time when mainstream support systems have been overwhelmed, social entrepreneurs have stepped up to fill the gaps, especially in hard-to-reach poor or rural communities. This list was created to keep the spotlight on the vital work they are doing to ensure those at-risk are not left behind, and to distil key lessons for other regions battling new waves of infection.

To support, you can contact listed organizations directly or connect via #BackTheFrontline.

The India Response Effort is part of World Economic Forum‘s COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs - an unprecedented collaboration between 86 global leaders in social entrepreneurship, representing 100,000 social entrepreneurs and impacting the lives of over 2 billion people.


Aavishkaar GroupCatalyst 2030COVID Response Alliance for Social EntrepreneursSankalp ForumSchwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

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