Saumya is the inaugural award recipient of the Resnick Family Social Impact Program. She is the co-founder of Kheyti, a social enterprise that aids smallholder farmers. At the time of the award, she was in the first year of Kellogg's two-year MBA program, with a focus in Operations and Entrepreneurship.
Kheyti seeks to help farmers who are experiencing the effects of climate change, such as unpredictable spells of drought, rain, wind or new species of insects that diminish their yields every season. Their solution to this problem was to create a Greenhouse in a Box— a low cost, modular, and technologically-equipped greenhouse. This would be paired with installation and training services, delivering a product that would decrease the unpredictability of farming and increase a farmer’s earning potential.
The $25,000 awarded for the Resnick Social Impact Fund Fellowship will go towards integrating off-the-shelf technologies that with a little bit of teration will help us make the Greenhouse-in-a-Box affordable and viable for farmers. ISEN will serve as a resource and partner to Kheyti as they launch and scale their business. Learn more about Kheyti