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  • 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

  • Making Dreams Come True
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    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

  • Cropping Cycle, Food Insecurity and Nutrition Status among Small Holder Farmers: An Evidence from Tribal Dominated Region of India
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    Cropping Cycle, Food Insecurity and Nutrition Status among Small Holder Farmers: An Evidence from Tribal Dominated Region of India

    TARINA action research findings presented at the 4th Asian Population Association (APA) Conference, Shanghai, China Asian Population Association (APA), the largest population and demography association in Asia drawing expertise from all over the globe and linkage with other professional associations has organized 4th Asian Pop... Read More

  • Climate information services for resilient decision making  by women smallholders in Chhattisgarh
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    Climate information services for resilient decision making by women smallholders in Chhattisgarh

    CARE India with support from AXA has been implementing Where the Rain Falls (WtRF) project in 40 villages of Bagicha and Pathalgaon blocks of Jashpur district, Chhattisgarh. The project aims to increase the resilience of 3000 tribal women and their households to shocks and stresses around water and improve their access, control, and management of natural resources... Read More

  • Working in the Unorganised Sector
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    Working in the Unorganised Sector

    Any normal day in an average Indian middle-class household cannot be imagined without the domestic worker carrying out daily chores for the household. The domestic worker is an essential part of the household, and an integral one, that it is hard to carry out everyday proceedings without them. If one picks up elementary education books, one can easily spot the profess... Read More

  • Improved Cooking Stove- Bringing Hope in Lives of Many
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    Improved Cooking Stove- Bringing Hope in Lives of Many

    In a widow’s story of love, loss, and renewal Dianne Dettmann says, “I realised, it is not the time that heals, but what we do within that time that creates positive change.” It is really interesting how the plight of widows transcends the borders of geograph... Read More

  • ICS – A helping hand for a woman in her old age
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    ICS – A helping hand for a woman in her old age

    70 years old Natu Pradhan, belongs to Paburia Gram Panchayat, Kandhamal district. She was married at a very young age to a man whose first wife had passed away leaving two small children. After getting married, Natu got so busy raising her step children that she never thought of having her own child. But, as the children grew up they failed to accept Natu as their mot... Read More

  • Clean Energy and Gender Transformative Change
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    Clean Energy and Gender Transformative Change

    Nearly 70% of India’s population lives in villages. Lack of resources and energy poverty are primary reasons of why people spend their lives in deprivation. Consumption of traditional sources of energy, like firewood, negatively affects the growth and health of girls and women and makes them prone to many health hazards. One such village where this problem is quite ... Read More

  • Changing Lives with Agricultural Interventions
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    Changing Lives with Agricultural Interventions

    Anila Deewan is a woman farmer from Chandagarh village of Pathalgaon block, Jashpur district, Chhattisgarh. Her family is completely dependent on agriculture for their living. Earlier a major part of her income was invested in the procurement of inputs for agriculture like purchasing seeds, fertilizers and pesticides, etc. She took a loan of approximately INR 20000 fo... Read More

  • The Story of a Decision Maker
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    The Story of a Decision Maker

    Chandravati Portai, a mother of two children belongs to Khakata village, Jashpur district in Chhattisgarh. She is a member of the Village Development Committee (VDC) that is promoted under CARE India’s ‘Where the Rain Falls’ project. A few years back her left her dependent on her maternal family to sustain herself and her children. Although Chandravati had al... Read More

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