Touching Lives

Building businesses, Empowering women
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Building businesses, Empowering women

Healthy living along with sustainable livelihoods is key to changing the destiny of many poor and marginalised women in the remotest parts of our country. This builds their resilience to meet life’s challenges head on and provides a strong foundation to take care of themselves, their family and th...

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Chasing dreams
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Chasing dreams

Life had not treated Neetu kindly. Born in abject poverty in the village of Mridhan Purwa of Fatehpur cluster in Barabanki District of Uttar Pradesh, she had struggled all her life to keep her and her family’s body and soul together. But when circumstances couldn’t get worse, it did. Stayi...

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Facts About Literacy Rate In India
EDUCATION

Facts About Literacy Rate In India

The ability to read and write provides an opportunity to escape generational poverty and live a more enriched life. Quality education also plays a vital role in the growth of the social-economical standards of the country. According to the Census of India 2011 data, the average literacy rate...

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How To Get Tax Exemption Under Section 80G?
Tax Deduction

How To Get Tax Exemption Under Section 80G?

In India, at the end of every financial year, around 8.45 crore people pay income tax as a percentage of annual income. And, every year, more than half of people look for various decent ways to save their taxes. One of those ways is doing charity or donation. This is where section 80G of the Income ...

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Gender Inequality In The Indian Society
EDUCATION

Gender Inequality In The Indian Society

Gender inequality is a pressing issue in Indian society. Despite a constitution that guarantees equal rights for men and women and decades of legislation, some deep-rooted gender discrimination in India takes a brutal toll on women's lives. Even after rapid economic growth, gender disparities remain...

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Building businesses for women empowerment
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Building businesses for women empowerment

Deep within the district of Gosaiganj cluster of Lucknow district in Uttar Pradesh famous for its Manjha Fort and Gopal Temple lies the village of Karorwa where a gritty band of women are stepping out beyond their traditional roles as homemakers into the brave and unpredictable world of business-

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Accessing schemes, Improving lives
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Accessing schemes, Improving lives

Meena Kumari from the village of Bastiya in Gosaiganj cluster of Lucknow district in Uttar Pradesh got her elder daughter married a couple of years ago. Though struggling to make ends meet, they somehow put together the money required by taking help from family and friends. What she did not know was...

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Nutrition from the backyard
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Nutrition from the backyard

In the village of Kapera Wadarpur in Gosaiganj cluster of Lucknow district in Uttar Pradesh resides Sunita Verma with her husband and two sons. Born and married into a farming household and given all the trials and tribulations she and her husband has worked hard over the years to educate their sons...

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Right To Education Act (RTE) 2009 – What You Need To Know
EDUCATION

Right To Education Act (RTE) 2009 – What You Need To Know

The Parliament of India enacted the Right To Education Act 2009 to grapple with the downward spiral of the education system and poor learning outcomes. The act aims towards providing free and compulsory elementary education to kids between the age group of 6 years to 14 year...

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Goatery to the rescue
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Goatery to the rescue

Rekha Devi from Baldi Kheda village in Lucknow District in Uttar Pradesh has had a hard life. She and her husband have been landless labourers struggling to make ends meet. Work is intermittent, lowly paid and hardly enough to cover expenses. Her son is physically challenged, married and unfortunate...

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How a stove changed her life
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

How a stove changed her life

Mestriyamma used to wake up at 4am every day to cook for her family of 12, consisting her husband, their two children and the couple’s eight brothers. Their house in Kodigehalli slum in Bangalore is simply a large hall with no separate kitchen or attached bathroom. And so, she would cook outside t...

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From victimhood to resilience – how Kajal ended violence against her
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

From victimhood to resilience – how Kajal ended violence against her

30-year-old Kajal was married for 18 years and had three teenaged children. For the past 15 years she was working as an ASHA and did not need to depend on her husband for financial support. Her husband worked with the local newspaper and as a family they were well-off. However, that did not stop Kaj...

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