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Thousands flock to camps as homes are swept away by floods in Malawi
INTERNATIONAL

Thousands flock to camps as homes are swept away by floods in Malawi

Christina Fachi a mother of five arrived at Bitilinyu two weeks ago after her village in Kasume was flooded. She lost her two huts, a granary and some livestock. “Although I am glad to be alive, I feel empty as I have lost everything that I worked for years,” she says. “My whole life’s w...

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Women and Girls at Risk of Abuse in Camps
INTERNATIONAL

Women and Girls at Risk of Abuse in Camps

Mary* (not real name) escaped from floods in her village to seek refuge in a camp 20 kilometres from her village. Life in the camp hasn’t been easy. “I am always afraid to go to sleep,” she says. “Our tents don’t have doors so it’s easy for someone to just slip in and abuse you.”

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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 ...

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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 be...

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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 af...

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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 t...

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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 t...

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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 ...

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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 chal...

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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...

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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 direc...

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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...

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