Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are the core of every economy and the growth driver of all emerging economies. The Government of India has established an extensive, vital credit program for SMEs. However, in addition to credit, SMEs need to understand the best strategies and operational best practices to address challenges with customers, broken supply chains, and disrupted internal processes, including cash management and employee retention. The Wadhwani Sahayata initiative will help distressed SMEs affected by the COVID-19 led economic crisis and assist the public health workers to improve their COVID-19 related knowledge and skills.

COVID-19 has created both a health and an economic crisis that is especially harming SMEs and jobs. Without proper credit and consulting support, the short- and long-term damage to the SME sector will be enormous. The Foundation’s large investment in ‘Sahayata’ supplements the government’s massive stimulus package by providing 10,000 SME’s with consulting services that will help them survive, stabilize, and ultimately grow into successful businesses and help save or create 100,000 jobs. All of the Foundation’s own consultants, existing and new content, and technology will be provided pro bono to SMEs.

Padma Shri Dr. Romesh WadhwaniFounder and Chairman, Wadhwani Foundation

The Wadhwani Foundation Sahayata Initiative consists of three programs:

Sahayata Small Business Stability Program

Supporting up to 10,000 SMEs with business survival, stability and growth consulting to help save or create up to 100,000 jobs

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Innovation

Sahayata Skilling Program

Skilling 500K to 1 million Asha, Anganwadi, nurses’ aides and home-health workers in COVID-19 patient care, using digital platforms

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Skilling

Sahayata COVID-19 Skilling Program

Skilling 500K to 1 million Asha, Anganwadi, nurses’ aides and home-health workers in COVID-19 patient care, using digital platforms

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Sahayata Public Health Innovation Program

Innovation grants or investments to startups and early-stage companies to help accelerate innovation in public health technology

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Innovation

Wadhwani Sahayata in Other Countries

Countries severely affected by the COVID-19 crisis in Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America

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Sahayata Program in Other Countries

Countries severely affected by the COVID-19 crisis in Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America

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