Stories of Hope

June 2016

  • Breaking the shackles of early marriage
    LIVELIHOOD

    Breaking the shackles of early marriage

    Sujata Majhi, determined to finish her school education & study further “I wanted to study further, but my father would never have allowed it. Nobody in my family has studied beyond primary school,” says 16-year-old Sujata Majhi, describing her situation, just a few months earli... Read More

  • Timely intervention saves two-year-old Gayatri’s life
    HEALTH

    Timely intervention saves two-year-old Gayatri’s life

    Deva and her daughter Gayatri  Mother of a two-year-old Gayatri, Deva, was deeply upset and often felt helpless when she saw that her daughter couldn’t run and play like other children of her age. Deva did not know what was wrong with her daughter and had no idea how to help her. Her worst fear came true when Poonam, a frontline wo... Read More

  • Taking Charge
    HEALTH

    Taking Charge

    “Yes, I am the one. I am using copper-T. My mother-in-law didn’t approve of it initially and neither did my husband. They would tell me that getting the sterilization done is a gunah (sin) according to our holy book. They would scare me for what my fate would be after death, if I underwent sterilization”, says 32 year old A. Parveen, who belongs to... Read More

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