Sustainable Livelihood Initiative India are the inventors of 'Vardan' which is an affordable and sustainable water purifier providing clean water without any membranes or external energy. See more

Basic Information

Sustainable Livelihood Initiative India (SLII) Pvt. Ltd. is an early-stage Surat-based startup firm accelerating the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and augmenting livelihoods by leveraging innovation. For them, livelihood is not just the means of earning money but also includes the means of getting better access to the basic needs of life which include clean drinking water, sustainable energy, appropriate healthcare and dignified jobs. Incorporated in 2019, SLII has received research grants from the Government of Gujarat. SLII was awarded 'The Best Indian Social Enterprise Award' in 2019 by Action For India Forum with Abhimanyu Rathi being amongst the Top 10 Social Entrepreneurs. SLII has also been shortlisted for mentorship support by the UNIDO-backed PFAN network and is regularly covered by the media. Their product Vardan is a high-volume system that wastes no water and requires no maintenance for up to 10 years. See more

Legal Name

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Sustainable Livelihood Initiative India Private Limited

Headquarters

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Surat, Gujarat, India

Business Model

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B2B2C

Founding Date

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2019

No. of Employees

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<10

Core Team

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Abhimanyu Rathi

Co-Founder & CEO

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Vardan Dinesh Rathi

Co-Founder

Timeline
2018
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Feb | Accelerator / Incubator Program
Incubated at Gujarat Technological University (GTU) - Innovation Council, a government-backed incubator based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Multiple pilot and beta tests performed.
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Target Market

B2B

Water purification market in India stands at $1.1 Bn+ growing at a CAGR of 14.5% with only 6% market penetration. With our unique product offering, we will grow fast in rural and semi-urban markets capturing at least 5% of TAM in five years.

Client Segment

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AgriTech, Communication, HealthTech / MedTech / Healthcare, Retail

Target Companies

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Startup, Small Enterprise, Medium Enterprise, Large Enterprise

B2C

Our core customer persona includes individuals and families having any understanding about water contamination, who value hope, are looking for health-security and have some disposable income in hand. Anyone looking for a sustainable alternative.

User Age

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18 to 25, 26 to 34, 35 to 45

User Income

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Lower Income, Lower-middle Income, Upper-middle Income