Smt. Prathana Kaul
Award Category : Social Entrepreneur of the Year
Year : 2016
HOW THIS LADY IS BUILDING A MORE INCLUSIVE WORLD FOR THE DISABLED USING E-COMMERCE
You can’t help but smile back at Prarthana Kaul: her infectiously positive energy shines through as she talks about GiftAbled – Creating Inspiring Transforming, a venture that started when she wondered what kind of gift she could give a blind colleague. “We immediately though – musical instruments. But why should assume that all blind people will love music?” That was when she realized that there is a huge issue in our society around acceptance and integration of differently abled persons. With Giftabled, an e-commerce venture that sells both gifts made by the disabled and thoughtful merchandise for the disabled, Prarthana has touched the lives of many special souls.