Giri Foundation is a global Non Profit Organization that aims to uplift the lives of 1 million Himalayan women by 2026.

This goal will be achieved by the transformative process of empowering women through financial independence, and creating an ecosystem for women in remote areas, linking them to opportunities at their doorstep as well as providing them with a platform to connect with the world. Giri Foundation harnesses the passion and commitment of these women by providing training through relevant skill training institutes, focussing on business and financial literacy, management skills, and confidence building. The vision is to provide women with stable, sustainable employment or entrepreneurial opportunities, and broader market exposure with the overall aim of self-suffcient livelihood.

How we work

Connect Giri Demand

By partnering with global and national brands and bringing opportunities to the doorstep of rural women entrepreneurs, the foundation provides greater outreach while maintaining fair trade practices and assuring quality checks. This ensures that women earn what they deserve for the goods they produce.

Enable Giri Skilling

The Foundation provides training opportunities by partnering with relevant institutes and is focused on understanding business, financial literacy, management skills as well as incorporating confidence building as a means to upskill women.

Empower Giri Finance

To close the loop, Giri Foundation also works towards exploring financing opportunities to women through Government and Non-Government entities. Financial security is the ultimate goal and that is done so with the support of the Indian Government.

Himalayan Initiatives

Giri Women Stories

'Chamba Rumal' by Anita

Anita, hailing from Chamba, a small district in Himachal Pradesh runs the embroidering rumals i.e., handkerchiefs influenced by Pahari Miniature paintings, Ramayana, Mahabharata and other scriptures...

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Krishna’s Thangka Paintings

A resident of Lahaul, a distant district in Himachal Pradesh, Krishna makes Thangka Paintings. An ancient Tibetan Art based on Buddhist Philosophy in which Krishna and her team illustrates Buddhist deities, mandalas...

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'The Sheep of Himalaya' by Anuradha

Anuradha was always passionate about wanting to do something for her people while preserving her culture. She pursued an MBA program and upskilled herself in order to do the same. With the skills she attained out there, she started...

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In the Press


With your donations and support, we help mountain women to get skilled, financed and provide them with work and entrepreneurial opportunities, so they can be self-sufficient.

We also provide a platform for them to sell their products globally through our shop.

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  • - a woman, more confident
  • - a woman, self-sustained
  • - a woman, with a voice of her own

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Giri Foundation encourages one and all to join forces with their time, talent, resource, contacts, reach etc. to help us strive towards an equal tomorrow.


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