Our Partners

Tilonia® is a mission-driven enterprise building the business capacity and entrepreneurial skills of artisan enterprises in rural India. It is a joint initiative of the Barefoot College and Friends of Tilonia, Inc.

The Barefoot College

Tilonia, a village in rural Rajasthan, is the home of the Barefoot College. Since 1972, the College has worked to improve the lives of the rural poor by addressing basic needs for water, electricity, housing, health, education and income. Today, women from more than 70 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America have been trained by the College to solar electrify their own communities.

Friends of Tilonia

Friends of Tilonia, Inc. is a US non-profit organization which helps to support the rural development programs of its charitable affiliates in India, Mexico and Cambodia.  Through its Sprout Enterprise® initiative, FOT is building a network of artisans, designers and entrepreneurs creating sustainable livelihoods for rural communities with few economic alternatives. Available through www.SproutEnterprise.net are artisan collections from Avani, Batz' TextilesCADA Foundation, Chamuchic, Collectivo 1050º, El Camino de Los Altos, Elrhino Paper, Flor de Xochistlahuaca, Itza Wood, Kala Swaraj Foundation, Natural ArtROPE, Sonica Sarna DesignStudio Xaquixe, tonlé, Tilonia®, WomenWeave, Wayil by Algones Mayas.

Join us in creating economic opportunities for women and girls in rural India. 


American Endowment Foundation • Bank of America Charitable Foundation • CAA Foundation • Chase Family Foundation • First Giving • Jerry Jones Trust • KL Felicitas Foundation • Lenora Foundation • M.A. & Josephine Grisham Foundation • Latika & Rajiv Jain Foundation • Microsoft Matching Gifts • T & J Meyer Foundation • Tides Foundation • Mlinda Foundation • Mostyn Foundation • Nadel Family Charitable Fund • Network for Good • Razoo Foundation • Rudy & Alice Ramsey Foundation • Sierra Club Foundation • So Hum Foundation • The Gianturco Family Foundation • VMWare Foundation

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