LIVELIHOOD
Stories of Hope

LIVELIHOOD

  • Husenara Bibi – A Change Agent
    LIVELIHOOD

    Husenara Bibi – A Change Agent

    Husenara Bibi a 25-year-old woman, is a part of a Common Interest Group (CIG) called ‘Rajina’. She lives in a village called Khiri, which is part of the Bankura district of West Bengal. Through her involvement with this group she learnt about the benefits of developing a Nutrition Garden. The idea of a nutritional garden appealed to her as it guaranteed... Read More

  • There is no smallholder agriculture without women
    LIVELIHOOD

    There is no smallholder agriculture without women

    As per the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), rural women in developing countries play an active role in small-scale agriculture, currently accounting for 43 percent of the global agricultural labour force. Women produce more than half of all food worldwide. This despite having lesser access to agriculture related assets, inputs and services than men. In 20... Read More

  • Realizing her potential as a female farmer
    LIVELIHOOD

    Realizing her potential as a female farmer

    Sarojini Pradhan is  a determined woman living in Dadapada village of  Read More

  • Women Collectives: Fighting poverty, one step at a time
    LIVELIHOOD

    Women Collectives: Fighting poverty, one step at a time

    Tribal women in Chhattisgarh’s Jashpur district live under a constant threat of poverty, as their families own very small pieces of land and, cultivation of crops further depends on seasonal rains. During the non-farming season, men migrate to nearby villages to look for work, leaving the women behind to manage household requirements. With an aim to st... Read More

  • Flourishing Partnership to help farmers avail the benefits of Soil Health Card
    LIVELIHOOD

    Flourishing Partnership to help farmers avail the benefits of Soil Health Card

    Government of India has set itself an ambitious target to cover 140 million farmers by 2017 under soil health card scheme. The scheme is aimed at helping the farmers get the soil health of their individual farms tested, and recommending application of fertilizers and nutrients as per the requirement of individual farms to help farmers improve productivity through... Read More

  • Breaking the shackles of early marriage
    LIVELIHOOD

    Breaking the shackles of early marriage

    Sujata Majhi, determined to finish her school education & study further “I wanted to study further, but my father would never have allowed it. Nobody in my family has studied beyond primary school,” says 16-year-old Sujata Majhi, describing her situation, just a few months earli... Read More

  • Agri-Kiosks gives easy access to women farmers and enhances their productivity
    LIVELIHOOD

    Agri-Kiosks gives easy access to women farmers and enhances their productivity

    Agri-kiosk is a one-stop shop for all agricultural needs providing services such as soil testing, seed selection, appropriate pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides. Agri-kiosks also provide the latest agricultural equipment on rent which make it easily accessible for women farmers. During my recent visit to Odisha, I got t... Read More

  • Giving it back to where it belongs
    LIVELIHOOD

    Giving it back to where it belongs

    Banking on Change (BoC) was initiated in year 2010 with an aim to break barriers to financial inclusion and improve the quality of life of the marginalized communities, by giving people the skills to save and manage their money effectively. The overarching principle of project in the first phase was to ensure sustainability of SHGs and their federations... Read More

  • A successful businesswoman in her own right
    LIVELIHOOD

    A successful businesswoman in her own right

    It was in 2006, that 28-year-old Mayalaksmi from Panruti’s Konchikuppam village married Elilarasan. Mayalakshmi’s parents had trained her in Cashew processing techniques however her husband was an agriculture coolie, who didn’t know much about Cashew. Soon after marriage, the couple started struggling financially. Mayalakshmi was determined to c... Read More

  • Breaking the barrier of banking
    LIVELIHOOD

    Breaking the barrier of banking

    Gone are the days when banks were considered to be meant for the privileged few and endowed rich. Poor households find challenging to find a safe place to keep the hard earned money, not to talk of their toils to get a nod for loans due to their inability to demonstrate banking history and produce desired collateral. The daily wages of the less-endowed are consid... Read More

  • “Replicating Projects through effective convergence”
    LIVELIHOOD

    “Replicating Projects through effective convergence”

    Following the success of the Dairy Value chain model in one of the villages in Srimushnam block, Tamil Nadu; the State Planning Commission (SPC) has agreed to replicate the Dairy Value Chain Project in another 20 villages in collaboration with District Veterinary Department. After careful scrutiny of the proposal by CARE India and Partner NGO –REAL, the off... Read More

  • Snake charmers losing their charm-Baazigar community in Jalpaigudi struggling to make ends meet
    LIVELIHOOD

    Snake charmers losing their charm-Baazigar community in Jalpaigudi struggling to make ends meet

    Like most of us, I have fond childhood memories of snake charmers with snakes dancing to the hypnotic sway of the flutes and nats/ madaris with monkeys dressed as colorful human characters jumping to the beats of the damru, every once in a while stopping by our house and entertaining everyone with their performances. At the end of the performanc... Read More

Showing 3 of 6

Follow us
Calendar
August 2019
MTWTFSS
« Jul  
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031