Whether it’s a for-profit or non-profit project, we work to create sustainable programmes and enterprises that improve the lives of rural populations and contribute to building more just and inclusive communities.

Our main goals are:

  • To alleviate poverty by addressing basic services gaps and uncovering new markets for sustainable commerce.

  • To improve education in order to empower citizens to take control of their lives, obtain better-paying employment and partake in civic society.

  • To ensure that those in unreached and underserved communities have access to information, services and tools that can improve their health and overall living conditions.

We invest in people for the long term. The programmes and enterprises we help bring to life are designed to be handed over to an organisation or a community task force when mature.


We believe that rural India can become a place of opportunity and prosperity. While largely ignored by an increasingly urbanised society, rural communities have great potential to develop into economically sustainable, progressive Smart Villages.

We believe that holistic development can be achieved only through collective efforts and effective planning, with economic viability and education as base criteria.

Our History

United for Hope was founded in 2014 and is a registered tax-deductible NGO in Germany, India and the USA. We work with a non/for-profit hybrid model in close collaboration with our sister social enterprise, Shakti Empowerment Solutions Pvt Ltd (SES), which was created in India in 2016.

Together, we structure our activities under three broad pillars: Social Enterprise, Education and Community Services. United for Hope manages initiatives in the areas of Education and Community Services while SES runs the Social Enterprise programme.