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The latest blogs from CARE India staff and partners around the world.

  • Finding a way amidst troubles
    COVID - 19 Response

    Finding a way amidst troubles

    Prior to the lockdown due to COVID - 19, 30-year-old Kiran was barely able to manage her life. With woeful eyes, she said, "My husband was a mason, two years ago our life took a flip when he was diagnosed with throat cancer. To manage my four kids with an ailing husband, I moved to my mother's place in Ambedkar Camp, Delhi. I began working as domestic help with her... Read More

  • A ray of hope
    COVID - 19 Response

    A ray of hope

    ‘Dukhini’ in Bengali means someone’s life full of sadness and misery. Perhaps parents of Dukhini Mahato of Jargo village of Purulia’s Jhalda Block, West Bengal chose her name when she was born blind. Not surprisingly, her life has been a continuous struggle. In an intimate conversation with Dukhini, now 72, she shared her journey over the years. Her parents... Read More

  • Journey of hope and survival
    COVID - 19 Response

    Journey of hope and survival

    With the onset of the COVID- 19 crisis, India has seen a very large reverse migration of workers making the arduous trip back to their homes from places of their work. Since the companies were shut due to nation-wide lockdown, many workers were left with no work and hence no earning. This forced them to travel home despite hardships as it was not feasible for them to ... Read More

  • Rising above debt
    COVID - 19 Response

    Rising above debt

    Kamunuri Jayamma expressed her gratitude upon receiving the household provisions kit that will easily last her 30 - 45 days in this lockdown. Holding her hand is her grandson and while on the way back he has already demanded his favorite meal. Ms. Kamunuri Jayamma is aged 54, a widower who resides in Hussain Katta, Mangalagiri town, Guntur District, Andhr... Read More

  • Change is possible! Now women talk comfortably about their menstrual needs.
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    Change is possible! Now women talk comfortably about their menstrual needs.

    Sangeeta and her daughter switched to sanitary pads, even though it was expensive for the family. Sangeeta, 32 years of age, is a P.A.C.E. Champion as part of the Women + Water Alliance. She is from the community of Sindals, the bottom-most caste, discriminated against for generations. Her husband is bedridden with a handicap, and Sangeeta and her daughte... Read More

  • Unthinkable! Borrowing money to build a toilet at home
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    Unthinkable! Borrowing money to build a toilet at home

    Rani is pressed for money, but that has not dissuaded her from borrowing money from the Self Help Group (SHG) to construct a toilet at home after she learned of the importance of having a toilet at home from the P.A.C.E. training.  She was the first to take out a loan for a toilet in the village; since then, another three members have also borrowed money to construc... Read More

  • A story of resilience and transformation
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    A story of resilience and transformation

    The women of Ashapur village tell how they have been able to bounce back after floods affected their lives. The P.A.C.E. training gave them knowledge on water-borne diseases in the wake of floods, and, as a result, they were able to take preventive measures. In Khandwa’s village of Ashapur, the women who underwent the P.A.C.E. training showed their remarkable abi... Read More

  • Building confidence for success
    EDUCATION

    Building confidence for success

    It’s a saying that every person is born with a talent, we must identify and nourish our capabilities to shine. Some people develop their artistic skills and reserve them as their vocational interests; on the other hand, some people listen to their hearts and make their passion as a profession. This is one such story of a girl who sharpened her musical talent along w... Read More

  • Disaster struck caregivers: Revisiting Cyclone Fani
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    Disaster struck caregivers: Revisiting Cyclone Fani

    India’s eastern front in April of 2019 encountered one of its biggest, strongest tropical cyclone to have stuck the state of Odisha since the catastrophic 1999 Super cyclone. Forming near the equator around April 26, by the time Cyclone Fani reached India, it had gathered enough momentum to affect 1.6 crore people, cause over INR 24,000 crore worth of property damag... Read More

  • A new outlook towards life
    LIVELIHOOD

    A new outlook towards life

    The right support and push at the most opportune moment can change people’s lives. The story of Bela Ben corroborates this belief. Bela Ben (name changed), aged 35 years, lives in Dabha village, Jambusar Block in Bharuch district of Gujarat with her husband and three children. They were landless labourers and faced difficulties on a daily basis to get employment.... Read More

  • From Refugee to Pharmacist, this 12-Year-Old is Building a Better Future for Herself
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    From Refugee to Pharmacist, this 12-Year-Old is Building a Better Future for Herself

    Noor Kajol likes to stay busy. The 12-year-old fills her days studying Arabic, playing games with friends, and making art. A refugee from Myanmar now living in a CARE-managed camp in Bangladesh, she left Myanmar with her family a year ago in the wave of hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing extreme violence in the country. She has two older sisters and three young... Read More

  • Women Lead the Way
    LIVELIHOOD

    Women Lead the Way

    The region of Maharashtra, in western India, which relies on its cotton-based agricultural economy, is fraught with several challenges, such as water stress and climate variability. Maklibai is a 35-year-old farmer living with her husband Dinesh and their three children in the village of Bandapipal, located in the Maharashtra region of India. She and her husband ha... Read More

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