Akansha Singh was born in city but still she was aware of the economic and social inequalities that exists within India. But it wasn’t until she got to the ground and observed first-hand did she realise the scale of the issue.
In 2014, she completed her Masters in Social Entrepreneurship from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in 2014. Akansha had set out to Jhabua district in Madhya Pradesh as part of an internship.
She was 24 at the time.
To the better India, Akansha says “that was a devastating eye-opener for me. The two weeks that I was there, I observed no households had toilets neither did they have any proper power supply. Which meant, the women had to cook food before nightfall as their farmer husbands finished their farming activities by that time. One thing that had particularly affected me was that these families consumed their meals cold because they had to finish preparing dinner while there was still natural light.”