Mayfreen Ryntathiang, president of Grassroot, which is committed to working with communities from an Indigenous Rights and Gender perspective. It was formed on July 27, 2007 with the purpose of addressing injustices that impedes human rights and to protect, defend and promote indigenous peoples’ rights. Grassroot works to empower indigenous people through capacity building, skills development activities, sustainable livelihood programmes, women & youth empowerment and advocacy.
She now plans on starting an e-comm platform called Matti. There was no profit from the social enterprise, and this is why she set up Matti for selling the indigenous products made by communities of Meghalaya. She has already registered Matti and is now working on streamlining the supply chain, pricing, storage, accessibility (the artisans are in remote locations) etc. She wants to promote the indigenous community, and for the past decade worked tirelessly on this vision.
Mayfereenis from Cohort 2.0 of Project Her&Now.