Stories of Hope

November 2016

  • 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

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