My name is Kamesh Ellajosyula and I work with Olam International as a senior vice president for technical functions. Child & maternal health, rural education, music, college football and travel are my interests. One of the areas I have personally supervise is fortification of food products in West Africa to address micro nutrient deficiencies which have debilitating human health outcomes. Globally we have produced over 40 billion servings of fortified foods in 2017.
I am committed to rural transformation and realise that unless we tap the talent amongst the youth in rural areas and develop them as grass-root leaders, sustainable change will not happen. If migration from rural to urban areas is to be stopped, there is a need to create entrepreneurs locally within rural communities.
Nothing democratises wealth better than micro-entrepreneurship. This is the belief with which we have started our journey to develop 10,000 rural entrepreneurs in next five years in India. Investing INR 100,000 (USD 1490 approx) in an individual to transform her/him into an entrepreneur is, in my opinion, a very fruitful and smart investment. Each rural entrepreneur so developed, becomes a role model to many others. Over a period of time, through their micro-enterprises, they will become job-creators in their communities and possibly, help develop many more entrepreneurs locally.
Villages are the bedrock of any nation and a stronger rural community is what will enable lasting social transformation. I strongly believe that we can nurture young rural boys and girls to be engines of hope and transformation in their communities.
Please support my campaign for grammonati with whatever small or large contribution you can make.