Stories of Hope

2016

  • Improved agricultural practices helped in putting an end to migration
    LIVELIHOOD

    Improved agricultural practices helped in putting an end to migration

    23-year-old Sunita Bai, an Adivasi woman farmer from tribal dominated Jabla village, Jashpur district in Chhattisgarh was facing tough financial situation for many years, especially due to limited crop produce on her farm land, and absence of any other livelihood avenues in the village. Sunita lives with her husband, two and half year-old son, brother-in-law an... Read More

  • CARE’s Asia Pacific Regional Supply Chain Workshop
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    CARE’s Asia Pacific Regional Supply Chain Workshop

      CARE’s Asia Pacific Regional Unit, in Bangkok, Thailand organised an Asia Pacific Regional Supply Chain Workshop for Program Support and Program Team Members of the region from 22-25 November 2016. A total of over 20 participants attended the workshop, which was convened by Logistics Manager at Emergency and Humanitarian Assistance, Ms. Rachel Gordon-R... Read More

  • Meera’s journey: From selling vegetables to contesting Panchayat election
    HEALTH

    Meera’s journey: From selling vegetables to contesting Panchayat election

    Meera, a 28-year-old woman from Gulganj Village in Madhya PradeshÔÇÖs Chhatarpur district, is a mother of three young children. Even though she couldnÔÇÖt pursue her education beyond high school, and was married off early, she never gave up on her dreams and aspirations to do something big in her life. MeeraÔÇÖs husband was a daily wage labourer, so she had t... Read More

  • From veiled existence to a Panchayat representative
    HEALTH

    From veiled existence to a Panchayat representative

    Parvati Sahoo from Mugwari vilage, chhatrapur district, Madhya Pradesh has always had the zeal and determination to win against all odds. She was among the few educated women from her village, who have completed secondary education. But married at 17 years of age her story was not different from other women of her village. Post marriage she was confine... Read More

  • From a housewife to a working woman
    HEALTH

    From a housewife to a working woman

    Preety Yadav works as a nutrition volunteer in Hateri Village in Tikamgarh district, Madhya Pradesh as a part of CARE India’s Nutrition project (MPNP). Bound by conventional gender roles of an ideal wife, mother and a daughter-in-law, Preety had been living a mundane life ever since she got married at the age of 14. She lives with her in-laws, two ch... Read More

  • Seed Exchange Fair. Promoting traditional seeds conservation, and climate change adaptation
    LIVELIHOOD

    Seed Exchange Fair. Promoting traditional seeds conservation, and climate change adaptation

    With over 127 agro-climatic zones, the Indian agricultural landscape is a diverse one. For paddy alone, there are over 1 lakh indigenous varieties cultivated in the country. Out of these, Chhattisgarh cultivates approximately 19,000 indigenous varieties. For the abundance of these varieties, quality seeds are the most essential, since they help in increasing prod... Read More

  • Timely help and counselling saves new-born from neonatal sepsis
    HEALTH

    Timely help and counselling saves new-born from neonatal sepsis

    Born on November 30, 2015, Happy Anand’s story is one of survival, reiterating the importance of front line health workers, and first responders in remote villages still struggling with access to healthcare. The family residing in Baijnathpur village, Sourbzar Block, Saharsa, Bihar faced an extremely challenging time a few months ago, when Happy starte... Read More

  • One born every two seconds
    HEALTH

    One born every two seconds

    Her first four children each died of asphyxiation during delivery. The 30 year old’s fifth – a baby girl – was born safely at home, and against all odds. However, when the same expectant mother entered Bihar’s district hospital last Friday, to deliver her sixth baby, she was praying for a boy. She entered the hospital carrying the hopes ... Read More

  • Hamari Prathmiktha “Swachh Jal”
    LIVELIHOOD

    Hamari Prathmiktha “Swachh Jal”

    Flora Khalkho is a happy woman today. But it was not long ago when, she and around 18 other families from Oraon tribal community of two hamlets of Jamjunwani village, Pathalgaon block, Jashpur district of Chhattisgarh were facing issues related to the availability of quality safe drinking water, and water for other purposes like household chores, irrigation etc. ... Read More

  • Quality, the new mantra for small scale milk producers
    LIVELIHOOD

    Quality, the new mantra for small scale milk producers

    India, with a population of 1.25 billion, have around 120 million cows and buffalos, and over 70 million small and large scale dairy farms. At present, the livestock sector contributes nearly 4 per cent of India’s GDP, and the dairy industry comprises of a lion’s share of the total livestock sector. India has been the world’s top milk-producing cou... Read More

  • With grit and courage, she became a Hero
    LIVELIHOOD

    With grit and courage, she became a Hero

    Arna Majhi, a 45-year-old, tribal woman from Boringpadar village, in Narla Block, Bhawanipatna, Orissa, lives with her husband, and her daughter. Today she works as an animator with CARE India at a Farmer Field School (FFS) under project Pathways, inspiring other women to adopt modern agricultural practices to increase their farm yield and improve their family in... Read More

  • Husenara Bibi – A Change Agent
    LIVELIHOOD

    Husenara Bibi – A Change Agent

    Husenara Bibi a 25-year-old woman, is a part of a Common Interest Group (CIG) called ‘Rajina’. She lives in a village called Khiri, which is part of the Bankura district of West Bengal. Through her involvement with this group she learnt about the benefits of developing a Nutrition Garden. The idea of a nutritional garden appealed to her as it guaranteed... Read More

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