Vibha’s philosophy is that of a social venture catalyst. We seed, grow and scale grass-roots ideas that can solve systemic problems related to the underprivileged child through a cure that involves minimal external intervention with large scale societal impact. Such solutions are typically hard to find and involve closely working with all players related to the eco-system of the problem – the beneficiaries, beneficiary families, village, town and city councils, governmental agencies and above all society at large.
Vibha is not a funding agency. Vibha is a platform that brings together people that want to make a difference in the life of an underprivileged child (grass-root entrepreneur, donor, volunteer, govt. agencies and partner NFOs). Funding is one of the tools provided by this platform towards ensuring a scalable cure is found to SOLVE a systemic problem in the life of the underprivileged child. Vibha provides its social entrepreneurs with significant know-how, financial and management skills, Information Technology skills, marketing and fund-raising skills as well sustainability and scalability skills.
Vibha’s project screening process is a pain-staking detailed process so as to identify ideas that could possibly SOLVE once and for all a systemic problem related to the underprivileged child. Once selected, the social entrepreneur is provided with the necessary seed capital as well as know-how with constant project monitoring assistance through Vibha personnel and staff on the ground towards ensuring the project is meeting its necessary milestones towards achieving a scalable cure. If after a certain period of time (typically 3 years), the project has not achieved its goal of finding a scalable solution for the problem its trying to solve, Vibha starts a gradual exit process so as to ensure the project continues to benefit its beneficiaries with minimal disturbance.
If the project does achieve its goal of finding a scalable cure for the problem it is trying to solve, Vibha now plays the role of disseminating this cure far and wide through various channels including partner NGOs, other Vibha projects in different geographies, govt.agencies, and the involvement of society at large.
In short, Vibha seeds, grows and scales sustainable and scalable solutions for systemic problems affecting the lives of the underprivileged child.