Jagaran means awakening. In a society where economic inequality is an accepted norm and millions feel bereft of hope, we at Jagaran strive to awaken them to a dream. That dream is to make tomorrow better than yesterday, to be gainfully employed and to enhance the lives of the families that they belong to. We endeavor to find the ways and means to arrest the ever-widening gap between the haves and have-nots. There is inequality in the spheres of information availability, educational facilities, health care, and communication to name a few and consequently, large portions of our nation have little access to the necessities which are essential to improve the quality of lives. Apart from the above, gender inequality is a challenge that erodes the social fabric of our nation. Our experience as a rural-focused microfinance entity has made us realize that the women who run the millions of households across our villages have the innate ability to endure and progress. We have only been an enabler by fuelling their entrepreneurial spirit. In a way, this has also been our effort to address the issue of gender inequality. Supporting the cause of these women has been a humbling experience. With our modest support and their own staunch belief, our customers have begun micro-enterprises that have enriched their lives and the lives of their family members. Buoyed by their success, they have become change agents and have influenced many others to associate with us. This journey of enablement, enrichment, and empowerment plays out in front of our eyes every day and we are proud to be part of that journey.