[Grand Finale Finalist: 15/18] Dhruv Lakra – Mirakle Couriers, Delivering possibilities: a courier service employing underprivileged deaf adults

Posted By: Rise Team|Dated: March 29, 2012

Meet Dhruv Lakra and Mirakle Couriers, a Mumbai-based, National Award-winning innovative courier company that employs low-income deaf adults.

“Millions of Indians suffer from some form of hearing loss. Some estimates put that number as high as 60 million. 66% of those are unemployed. Mirakle Couriers views these numbers as a challenge—a challenge to which we are determined to rise above. We rise above the notion that we are “disabled” from participating in society, and that a “disability” is an impediment to a life of worth.” –Dhruv Larka, CEO, Mirakle Couriers

They offer their clients excellent logistical solutions, consistently providing them with reliable, efficient and customizable service, without compromising their social commitment to empower India’s vast and very underserved deaf community.

They aim to fulfill this commitment by creating meaningful employment for deaf adults that allows them to develop professional skills, confidence, and a sense of dignity. They actively work to get people to rethink their notions about “disability”, and hope to be an example to other companies of the importance and benefits of hiring from marginalized populations.

They are passionate about promoting socially responsible business practices and positive consumerism, and are excited to be a part of the burgeoning movement to create sustainable social change.

Top 3 reasons why you should vote for Mirakle Couriers:

  • YOUR VOTE WILL HELP DEAF INDIA RISE
    Mirakle Couriers is one of the very few social enterprises working with India’s huge deaf population—6-8%—which has an extremely high unemployment rate—66%.
  • YOUR VOTE WILL GIVE THEIR BUSINESS A BOOST
    Mirakle Couriers is a business. This means their work is sustainable. The grant money you help them win will be capital they can use to expand operations, hiring more deaf people and providing more businesses with excellent courier services.
  • YOUR VOTE WILL IMPROVE THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY
    Mirakle Couriers is leading the charge of employing differently-abled people in the logistics industry. The scope for meaningful employment and socially responsible business practices in this burgeoning sector is huge. By supporting them, you make them an example of success for others in the industry.

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