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  • Spreading Smiles through Improved Cooking Stoves
    LIVELIHOOD

    Spreading Smiles through Improved Cooking Stoves

    For Santoshi Bande, a smile on the face of her friends while cooking is more important than spending time leisurely. This is the reason she chose to motivate other women in her village to adopt improved cook stoves during her free time. 45 years old Santoshi Bande is a resident of Chitkwain Village of Jashpur district in Chhattisgarh. Her husband is a teacher in a pri... Read More

  • Creating Options and Inspiring Change
    LIVELIHOOD

    Creating Options and Inspiring Change

    Basanti Tirkey is one of the beneficiaries of CARE India's Where the Rainfalls (WtRF project)and a member of Bharat Mata Self-Help Group (SHG). She along with her husband  is one of the practitioners of climate resilient and organic cultivation. They underwent a training and received exposure on better agricultural practices by local agriculture department. Basant... Read More

  • Information is Power
    HEALTH

    Information is Power

    18 year old Gudiya Devi recently got married to Sunil Kumar and lives with her in-laws in Dobhi block, Gaya district, Bihar.   Marriage at a young age followed by an early pregnancy is a common trend in her village. After marriage, the couples do not use any modern method of contraception. Soon after her marriage she witnessed the death of a neighbour during childbi... Read More

  • Battling against all odds
    LIVELIHOOD

    Battling against all odds

    Ansuiya lives in Surani village, Dewas district, Madhya Pradesh. Two years back her husband passed away all of a sudden. Her husband was the only earning member and Ansuiya had no idea how to manage without him. Life became difficult as she not only had to earn a living for herself but also had to take care of her three young children. She was totally unprepared for s... Read More

  • Learning to Transform
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    Learning to Transform

    In order to create awareness about sexual harassment and violence at the workplace, we facilitated 15  group interactions across different locations in Delhi. One of the sessions I attended was at Shankar Camp in Vasant Kunj with domestic workers. I was eagerly looking forward to participating in this session and interacting with the community as it was the first tim... Read More

  • Find a Way or Make One
    LIVELIHOOD

    Find a Way or Make One

    Anita belongs to Aladakhedi village, Sehore district, Madhya Pradesh. She lives with her husband and three children-two daughters (aged nine and seven) and a five year old son. Her husband is a construction worker and needs to leave very early in the morning to get to work. In case he gets late, he loses the day's wage. As he leaves very early, he is never there to he... Read More

  • Overcoming Barriers
    LIVELIHOOD

    Overcoming Barriers

    In India Patriarchal family system gives more rights and authority to the men over women in family.  Women are considered inferior and secondary to men.  This is the story of Rajni, who is differently-abled but was expected to fulfill all her duties set as per the society despite her physical challenge. Although Rajni is a BSc. Graduate but her educational achieveme... Read More

  • Making Dreams Come True
    LIVELIHOOD

    Making Dreams Come True

    Cooking over a traditional open fire or mud stove can cause increased health problems due to smoke, particularly lung, eye ailments and birth defects. Health problems associated with cooking using biomass in traditional stoves affect women and children most strongly. Ms. Mamta Chauhan was one of  our project participants from Narayanpur village, Kunkuri, Jashpur C... Read More

  • Championing Gender Stereotypes Everyday
    EDUCATION

    Championing Gender Stereotypes Everyday

    Sateswar Bhagat, Cluster Coordinator of Bartoli village in Bagicha block of Jashpur district in Chhattisgarh has become an example for his villagers by breaking gender stereotypes. A three day gender sensitisation workshop organised by CARE India’s Where the Rainfalls( WtRF) project gave new direction to the life of Sateswar Bhagat. During the workshop Sateswar w... Read More

  • Who Failed: System or Children?
    EDUCATION

    Who Failed: System or Children?

    The Union Cabinet has approved an Amendment to the Right to Education (RTE) Act to leave the choice to the states whether to practice No Detention Policy (NDP) in schools up to Class VIII in their jurisdiction. Uttar Pradesh (UP) is one of the 23 states that had informed the Central government that it was in favour of its abolition. A set of central guidelines for ND... Read More

  • The Promising Horizon
    HEALTH

    The Promising Horizon

    Jeera Devi was born in 1994. Nearly two decades ago, when the health system was not proficient, and there was a lack of awareness, particularly in the rural areas. She was born in conditions which are not feasible for delivery. There was no midwife to assist her ailing mother, and women from the other houses came forward. With no birth preparedness, Jeera Devi was bor... Read More

  • Taking Gender Transformative Change Door to Door
    MISCELLANEOUS

    Taking Gender Transformative Change Door to Door

    50-year-old, Malku Ram is a member of Village Development Committee (VDC) at Jabla Village in Bagicha Block of Jashpur District in Chhattisgarh. Jabla is a village with 116 households. It is about 12 kms away from the block head quarter. The entire population of the village belongs to tribal community. The village does not have basic infrastructure facilities like roa... Read More

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