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The mobilizing power of males in family planning
HEALTH

The mobilizing power of males in family planning

“Think about it, I have one child and I spent Rs.40 – Rs 50 on his needs daily. If I have five children, I will still have Rs 40-50 to spend on them. The children will have to snatch and fight over food. How does it make sense?” says Aakash, a participant of ZLPP pilot. The heal...

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Disease doesn’t dampen the spirit The story of a young Kala Azar survivor
HEALTH

Disease doesn’t dampen the spirit The story of a young Kala Azar survivor

Born into adversity Troubled times are no stranger to young Dilip Sahani, aged12 years, and his family. His father Tapan and relatives migrated to Baishai village in Manjha Block of Goplaganj district after their native village Majhariya was irrevocably affected by floods. Without a fi...

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The social influencers of Bodhul
HEALTH

The social influencers of Bodhul

Dasrath Manjhi, popularly known as the Mountain Man, testifies the fact that sustained efforts move mighty obstacles. Known for his heroic mission of single-handedly carving out a path through a huge mountain that obstructed the mobility of his village, he made a long- lasting impact on the lives of...

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A Brim-full Asha
HEALTH

A Brim-full Asha

Asha Devi has diligently worked as an ASHA for village Ushari in Siwan district since 2005. Today, the position she enjoys of a well-loved, knowledgable, caring figure in the village. The travails of a migrant wife A native of Delhi, Asha Devi moved to the village in 2005 post m...

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Overcoming Limitation, Cultivating Transformation
HEALTH

Overcoming Limitation, Cultivating Transformation

“Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose”. Vijesh Ram is a thriving example of Victor Frankl’s famous quote. In spite of him being specially-abled, he cheerfully moves around his village, finding new ways and opportunities to enrich it. The f...

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Every cloud has a silver lining
LIVELIHOOD

Every cloud has a silver lining

With a small piece of land that did not produce enough to feed the family of seven, Tapaswini Majhi and her husband, Rohit Manjhi, were forced to work as a daily wage laborers in one of the most socially and economically backward districts of Odisha. For them, life was dependent on the daily wage th...

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Inspiring community with leadership
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Inspiring community with leadership

Former teacher, Sudha Manirathanam chose to leave her plush job to make a difference in her Nattarmangalam panchayat in Kattumanarkoil block. She has worked for her village as a ‘model panchayat’ when it comes to women’s rights and the survival of daughters. Under her guidance, her village wo...

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Self reliance for Successful lives
LIVELIHOOD

Self reliance for Successful lives

"It pained me to note that I could not let my children do the things they wanted to do. I could not provide for the tuition fee for my younger son or arrange money so that my elder son could go abroad for work. My financial situation was holding my family back." said Manju Kashyap. 38-ye...

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Mint oil saved the day
COVID - 19 Response

Mint oil saved the day

India is one of the countries most affected by COVID -19. In a country of 1.3 billion, where millions are dependent on agriculture and daily wages, the crisis brought about extensive suffering, especially among migrant labourers who were forced to move from the cities they worked in, to their homes ...

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Sharing hope and happiness
COVID - 19 Response

Sharing hope and happiness

The COVID – 19 pandemic has had a massive impact not only on the physical and psychological health of people but also on the economic and social well-being as well. Among them, the poor and the marginalized, especially the women and girls, had to face the brunt of the lockdown. 50-year-old Savitri...

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Ballika Manch: A platform for her voice
EDUCATION

Ballika Manch: A platform for her voice

In India girls and boys experience adolescence differently. While boys tend to experience greater freedom, girls tend to face extensive limitations on their ability to move freely and to make decisions affecting their work, education, marriage and social relationships*. CARE India’s Be ...

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Healthy communities start with the right nutrition
HEALTH

Healthy communities start with the right nutrition

14 percent of India’s population is undernourished, according to 'The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, 2020’ report. CARE India’s Kanya Sampurna Project is maki...

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