In India, there are 75 million rural youth unemployed or underemployed. Of the population that has found work, over 80% are in the informal sector where salary is not guaranteed and access to benefits is limited at best. iMerit was created with the vision of bringing the power of the Internet economy to rural youth and women to create jobs, build sustainable livelihoods, and empower marginalized communities. Combining technology innovations and strong account management, their beneficiaries become their employees, who deliver high quality IT services such as Digital Publishing, Data Analytics and Application testing to global clients including corporates, libraries, academic institutions, non-profits, and startups among others.
iMerit works closely with their sister organization Anudip Foundation, which trains over 1,500 youth and women from BoP every quarter. iMerit aims to create a future where all of India, including rural youth have access to digital livelihoods that can transform their lives.