Stories of Hope

March 2018

  • Clean Energy and Gender Transformative Change
    LIVELIHOOD

    Clean Energy and Gender Transformative Change

    Nearly 70% of India’s population lives in villages. Lack of resources and energy poverty are primary reasons of why people spend their lives in deprivation. Consumption of traditional sources of energy, like firewood, negatively affects the growth and health of girls and women and makes them prone to many health hazards. One such village where this problem is quite ... Read More

  • Marching Towards Gender Equality
    MISCELLANEOUS

    Marching Towards Gender Equality

    As the morning broke on March 19, I was unusually excited. Today, all our efforts throughout the month of March to engage with different stakeholders -from women farmers, partners, civil society organizations, academia and youth across our project locations- were going to culminate in a daylong event in the capital. We were to deliberate, discuss and raise our voic... Read More

  • Changing Lives with Agricultural Interventions
    LIVELIHOOD

    Changing Lives with Agricultural Interventions

    Anila Deewan is a woman farmer from Chandagarh village of Pathalgaon block, Jashpur district, Chhattisgarh. Her family is completely dependent on agriculture for their living. Earlier a major part of her income was invested in the procurement of inputs for agriculture like purchasing seeds, fertilizers and pesticides, etc. She took a loan of approximately INR 20000 fo... Read More

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