A relentless drive to propel change: Story of Bishnupriya

Bishnupriya Pradhan, a young Adivasi girl from Kandhamal district’s Bradinaju village in Odisha is inspiring thousands in her community, as she chases her ambitions fearlessly, embodying the true spirit of women empowerment. 

When most girls her age in the community were getting married, Bishnupriya decided to pursue her graduation in Arts, managing her own fees by working as a Community Resource Person(CRP) under CARE India’s Pathways project

Mother’s willingness to adopt of correct feeding practices help revive her children’s deteriorating health

Maya with her child Arsh

28-year-old Maya Mishra from Badamalhera Block’s Chaikuwa village in Madhya Pradesh has had a tough journey to ensure health and well-being of her children.
Maya’s husband is a farmer and the only earning hand in the family. The family’s only source of income is a piece of two-acre land.
CARE India’s staff first met Maya in December 2013 during their routine home visits in the village. At that time, Maya’s youngest son Arsh was just 22 days old and elder daughter Deepali was 1 years and 2 months old.

Things every child should be taught about gender, for an equitable society

CARE India has been, for the last several decades, working to empower women and girls from the most marginalized communities across India, enabling them to live secure and resilient lives in dignity. The organisation aims to work with 50 million women and girls as part of its primary goal, to help them meet their health, education, and livelihood entitlements.

Women and girls in the face of disasters

Research across sectors in humanitarian work has demonstrated that disasters do not have the same impact on women, men, boys and girls of different age groups. The impact varies for marginalized sections of our communities who have already been facing the wrath of caste, religion, and ethnicity based discrimination during non-disaster times.  There are different needs due to the differential impact and a well-planned humanitarian assistance should take the sex and age disaggregated needs into consideration.

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 and mother-in-law. The family has struggled hard to meet the food requirement of every member, and is heavily dependent on local moneylenders for any assistance, including marriage and medical ailments.

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-Roberts, who is also working with CARE Emergency Group and ARMU at Regional Level.

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

Meera, a 28-year-old woman from Gulganj Village in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhatarpur district, is a mother of three young children. Even though she couldn’t 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. Meera’s husband was a daily wage labourer, so she had to brace some financial difficulties after her marriage. To support the household, she started growing vegetables on a small piece of land, and selling them door to door to make some money.

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 confined to home and did only household chores, and due to conservative nature of her in-laws was not even allowed to talk to neighbors.

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 children, and husband Brijesh Yadav, who is differently abled and works as a conductor with a local bus service.

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 productivity and decreasing expenses on chemical fertilizers and pesticides.