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  • Raju Patel’s Journey Towards Breaking Age Old Gender Stereotypes
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    Raju Patel’s Journey Towards Breaking Age Old Gender Stereotypes

    In Khajwa village in Madhya Pradesh, Raju and his wife Poonam earn their livelihood through farming and animal husbandry.  Being the youngest daughter-in-law in the family, Poonam had to do all the household chores, look after their cattle and spend the remaining time in farming. It was as a part of CARE India’s Read More

  • Overcoming gender barriers to reduce malnutrition
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    Overcoming gender barriers to reduce malnutrition

    Pawai block is located almost 65 kms away from Panna district. Juhi is one of the villages in this block having a large tribal population. The total population of this village is 1260. There are two prominent castes, one is Yadavs who fall under OBC and other is tribes. The major occupation of Yadav community is agriculture and they are somewhat prosperous too. H... Read More

  • Mother’s willingness to adopt of correct feeding practices help revive her children’s deteriorating health
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    Mother’s willingness to adopt of correct feeding practices help revive her children’s deteriorating health

    28-year-old Maya Mishra from Badamalhera Block’s Chaikuwa village in Madhya Pradesh has had a tough journey to ensure health and well-being of her children. Maya’s husband is a farmer and the only earning hand in the family. The family’s only source of income is a piece of two-acre land. CARE India’s staff first met Maya in December 2013 during their rou... Read More

  • Meera’s journey: From selling vegetables to contesting Panchayat election
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    Meera’s journey: From selling vegetables to contesting Panchayat election

    Meera, a 28-year-old woman from Gulganj Village in Madhya PradeshÔÇÖs Chhatarpur district, is a mother of three young children. Even though she couldnÔÇÖt pursue her education beyond high school, and was married off early, she never gave up on her dreams and aspirations to do something big in her life. MeeraÔÇÖs husband was a daily wage labourer, so she had t... Read More

  • From veiled existence to a Panchayat representative
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    From veiled existence to a Panchayat representative

    Parvati Sahoo from Mugwari vilage, chhatrapur district, Madhya Pradesh has always had the zeal and determination to win against all odds. She was among the few educated women from her village, who have completed secondary education. But married at 17 years of age her story was not different from other women of her village. Post marriage she was confine... Read More

  • From a housewife to a working woman
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    From a housewife to a working woman

    Preety Yadav works as a nutrition volunteer in Hateri Village in Tikamgarh district, Madhya Pradesh as a part of CARE India’s Nutrition project (MPNP). Bound by conventional gender roles of an ideal wife, mother and a daughter-in-law, Preety had been living a mundane life ever since she got married at the age of 14. She lives with her in-laws, two ch... Read More

  • Timely help and counselling saves new-born from neonatal sepsis
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    Timely help and counselling saves new-born from neonatal sepsis

    Born on November 30, 2015, Happy Anand’s story is one of survival, reiterating the importance of front line health workers, and first responders in remote villages still struggling with access to healthcare. The family residing in Baijnathpur village, Sourbzar Block, Saharsa, Bihar faced an extremely challenging time a few months ago, when Happy starte... Read More

  • One born every two seconds
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    One born every two seconds

    Her first four children each died of asphyxiation during delivery. The 30 year old’s fifth – a baby girl – was born safely at home, and against all odds. However, when the same expectant mother entered Bihar’s district hospital last Friday, to deliver her sixth baby, she was praying for a boy. She entered the hospital carrying the hopes ... Read More

  • Passionate Nutrition volunteer helps 34 children bounce back from Malnutrition
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    Passionate Nutrition volunteer helps 34 children bounce back from Malnutrition

    This remarkable is story of Anuradha Yadav, a Nutrition Volunteer from Tikamgarh district’s Kamlanagar village whose tenacity and commitment for combating malnutrition helped 34 children beat severe malnutrition and bounce back to normal health.  Kamlanagar is one of the 305 highly nutritionally burdened villages in Madhya Pradesh where CARE India... Read More

  • A common farmer initiates a paradigm shift in gender stereotypes
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    A common farmer initiates a paradigm shift in gender stereotypes

    Raju Mishra with his wife in gender meeting in his village Breaking gender stereotypes, Raju Mishra, a common farmer from Madhya Pradesh’s Chhaikua village has become a role model for the entire community. He has almost single-handedly managed to change perceptions and attitudes towards gender inequities in respect of workload sharing a... Read More

  • I can also work as a smart nurse
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    I can also work as a smart nurse

    55-year-old Geeta Bala is a frontline Auxillary Nurse Midwife (ANM) at Deo Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Aurangabad. Working and training closely with CARE India’s Technical Support Unit (TSU) in Bihar, Geeta now feels as confident as a smart nurse in big hospitals. “I can also work as a smart nurse” says Geeta who has been working as a frontline A... Read More

  • We need a Nutrition Mission
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    We need a Nutrition Mission

    India must convert its young population to a competitive advantage, and nutrition and health are foundational to that outcome The “Global Nutrition Report 2016” once again demonstrates India’s slow overall progress in addressing chronic malnutrition, manifest in st... Read More

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