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  • A successful businesswoman in her own right
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    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
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    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”
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    “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
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    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

  • ‘Job Mela’- Making the Dreams of Youth come true
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    ‘Job Mela’- Making the Dreams of Youth come true

    An enthusiastic young women participant is able to put forth her demands Eyes sparkling with curiosity could be seen in young girls and boys who participated in the JOB MELA that was organized by CARE India in association with its partner NGO, ACDS in March 2016, in in Kelambakkam, Kancheepuram districts of Tamil Nadu. The particip... Read More

  • ‘Youth Mela’ – Motivating young girls to become empowered citizens
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    ‘Youth Mela’ – Motivating young girls to become empowered citizens

    Youth listening to the guidance from CARE India It is difficult to understand youth. Educators, parents, and community members often share a common goal—they want to help young people succeed. While few among the youth are able to climb up the ladder, others still are struggling to find the right path to success. Ba... Read More

  • Sargiguda girls step on the path of higher education
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    Sargiguda girls step on the path of higher education

    In Sargiguda village, located in Odisha’s Kalahandi district — where 48.12 percent of the population lives below the official poverty line, women have set out to secure the right to education for their girls. The women are now being motivated by a common dream — to push their children, especially girls, out of a life of illiteracy and poverty in... Read More

  • Breaking Gender stereotypes -Sathya an Entrepreneur
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    Breaking Gender stereotypes -Sathya an Entrepreneur

    Sathya standing in front of her Feed Shop Dairy is seen as the next best livelihood after Agriculture in the Cauvery delta region-(Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu). Price of milch animal feed and milk determine the economy of dairy. Constant increase in feed price affects the confidence of community invo... Read More

  • Sumati Dharua – An Entrepreneur Par Excellence
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    Sumati Dharua – An Entrepreneur Par Excellence

    Sumati at the agri-kiosk “Farm Care” established Amguda village In the small obscure village of Amguda in Dharamgarh block of Odisha’s Kalahandi district, Sumati Dharua sits in her modest agricultural kiosk “Farm Care” explaining confidently the benefits of a high-yielding variety of seed to a rural wo... Read More

  • Collective Marketing Of The Mahua Flower
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    Collective Marketing Of The Mahua Flower

    The Mahua flower is one of the major non-timber forest products (NTFP) available in Junagarh Block of  Read More

  • Instilling hope of a brighter tomorrow
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    Instilling hope of a brighter tomorrow

    Radna Dandsena and Mamita Dandsena both 16-year-old, are the first two girls from Odisha’s Sargiguda village in Kalahandi district to attend college. Setting a brilliant example for other aspirational girls from their village, both girls are now happily pursuing their higher education in college. While Radna has got enrolled at Bhawanipatna’s Women&rs... Read More

  • No problem is stronger than collective effort
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    No problem is stronger than collective effort

    “No issue can stand in front of collective effort. Together we can bring change. That’s what we have learned from our association through Reflect Circle,” says Kasturi Majhi, Reflect Circle facilitator for Majhipada in Dedara Gram Panchayat in  Read More

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