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  • ICS – A helping hand for a woman in her old age
    LIVELIHOOD

    ICS – A helping hand for a woman in her old age

    70 years old Natu Pradhan, belongs to Paburia Gram Panchayat, Kandhamal district. She was married at a very young age to a man whose first wife had passed away leaving two small children. After getting married, Natu got so busy raising her step children that she never thought of having her own child. But, as the children grew up they failed to accept Natu as their mot... Read More

  • 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

  • The Story of a Decision Maker
    LIVELIHOOD

    The Story of a Decision Maker

    Chandravati Portai, a mother of two children belongs to Khakata village, Jashpur district in Chhattisgarh. She is a member of the Village Development Committee (VDC) that is promoted under CARE India’s ‘Where the Rain Falls’ project. A few years back her left her dependent on her maternal family to sustain herself and her children.Although Chandravati had al... Read More

  • Saving Lives and Spreading Smiles
    HEALTH

    Saving Lives and Spreading Smiles

    In Ajaygarh block of Panna district in Madhya Pradesh, the trend of neonatal deaths is not uncommon. The main reasons behind this sprouting trend are low birth weight (LBW), pre-term deliveries, birth asphyxia and infection or sepsis.Women of the village are not adequately aware of prenatal and newborn care.The socio-economic and cultural norms that exist in the villa... Read More

  • Building confidence for sustainable change
    EDUCATION

    Building confidence for sustainable change

    Poonam Kumari is a lively 15-year-old, who belongs to Saidpur village of the Tankuppa block in Gaya district. She was once a very timid, shy girl who lacked confidence. Poonam, second out of the three siblings, had been to school once where she somehow completed Grade III but had to discontinue her education due to limited financial resources. This forced her to take ... Read More

  • The Climate Heroine of India
    LIVELIHOOD

    The Climate Heroine of India

    Dilmani Kujur is a woman farmer and role model in her region. She belongs to the Jududand village of Bagicha block that falls under the ‘Where the Rain Falls Project’. With support from CARE India, she transformed five percent of her arable land into a water storage pond that collects rainwater and irrigates her agricultural fields. The water harvesting structure ... Read More

  • Understanding Gender-Based Violence
    MISCELLANEOUS

    Understanding Gender-Based Violence

      As human beings, we often associate the term violence with conflict believing that in most cases conflict is the source of violence. But, can we assume that absence of conflict would mean the absence of any occurrence of violence?The society may have formed its stratification b... Read More

  • Changing lives through agricultural interventions
    LIVELIHOOD

    Changing lives through agricultural interventions

    I recently visited our Technical Assistance and Research for Indian Nutrition and Agriculture (TARINA) intervention villages in Kalahandi, Odisha. At one point in time, infamous for a long history of famines, poverty and hunger, Kalahandi district in Odisha today is slowly transforming its history and image. The district is now reaping bumper harvests and slowly esta... Read More

  • A symphony after the Green Revolution
    HEALTH

    A symphony after the Green Revolution

    Basanta Kumar Kar, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Coalition Interviews Recipient of Ramon Magsaysay Award, World Food Prize, and Padma Vibushan Award, Professor M S Swaminathan.Mr. Swaminathan has been acclaimed by TIME magazine as one of the twenty most influential Asians of the 20th century and one of the only three from... Read More

  • Teaching how to think, not what to think
    EDUCATION

    Teaching how to think, not what to think

    Development of scientific temper amongst children is critical to the development of leadership skill in them. This also plays a very significant role in refining the thought process of children. CARE India with support from ORACLE established a Teachers Resource Laboratory (TRL) in Bahraich district, Uttar Pradesh. TRL is essentially an institution which equips teach... Read More

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