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Stories of Hope

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  • Every cloud has a silver lining
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    Every cloud has a silver lining

    With a small piece of land that did not produce enough to feed the family of seven, Tapaswini Majhi and her husband, Rohit Manjhi, were forced to work as a daily wage laborers in one of the most socially and economically backward districts of Odisha. For them, life was dependent on the daily wage that they would get to sustain the family. The hardships compelled the c... Read More

  • Self reliance for Successful lives
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    Self reliance for Successful lives

    "It pained me to note that I could not let my children do the things they wanted to do. I could not provide for the tuition fee for my younger son or arrange money so that my elder son could go abroad for work. My financial situation was holding my family back." said Manju Kashyap. 38-year-old Manju lives in Pahanda village, Patan block, Durg district of C... Read More

  • Sharing hope and happiness
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    Sharing hope and happiness

    The COVID – 19 pandemic has had a massive impact not only on the physical and psychological health of people but also on the economic and social well-being as well. Among them, the poor and the marginalized, especially the women and girls, had to face the brunt of the lockdown. 50-year-old Savitri Devi lost her livelihood, and her little savings, staring at hunger i... Read More

  • A new outlook towards life
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    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

  • Women Lead the Way
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    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

  • Sustenance through Milk Collection Centre
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    Sustenance through Milk Collection Centre

    In a bid to build leadership of women in the community, we facilitated the formation of a women’s Self-Help Group (SHG) in Salepur Sangadi village of Jambusar, Gujarat called Jai Swaminarayan Group. The members of this SHG belong to an erstwhile tribal community that migrated from the Sardar Sarovar Dam submergence area of Madhya Pradesh and rehabilitated here. W... Read More

  • Silage helped increasing income of SHG
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    Silage helped increasing income of SHG

    Jai Bhatuji is one of the Self-Help Groups (SHG) of Dabha village, located in Jambusar, Gujarat, which has been developed and facilitated by CARE India. After an exposure visit to Zarola in Anand district, Gujarat, Jai Bhathuji SHG members decided to set up a demonstration of silage, until then an unknown term in that area. Silage, usually made from grass or other gre... Read More

  • Spreading Smiles through Improved Cooking Stoves
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    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
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    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

  • Battling against all odds
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    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

  • Find a Way or Make One
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    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
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    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

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