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  • ‘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

  • Subsistence to Sustenance
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    Subsistence to Sustenance

    An Adivasi woman and a resident of Kharapara a small hamlet of Jamjunwani village of Pathalgaon block in Jashpur district of Chhattisgarh, Kalpana lives with her husband and three children. She has never attended school and couldn’t even remember when she got married.  She along with her husband owns three acres of land and they cultivate paddy to feed... Read More

  • Manjula: An entrepreneur in her own right
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    Manjula: An entrepreneur in her own right

    31-year-old Manjula, lives with her husband, two kids and in-laws in the Panruti block of Tamil Nadu. Her family, like many others in the village, depends on cashew processing for livelihood. Manjula is someone CARE has helped grow through the Women Leadership in Small and Medium Enterprises (WLSME) program. During the three-year-long program, CARE... Read More

  • Watching the World Through the Gender Lens
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    Watching the World Through the Gender Lens

    I am a passionate agribusiness professional, but I could never imagine that a job would provide me with a learning platform, the way CARE India has. I have always wanted to work for the empowerment of women through the livelihood route. Even as a child, my parents enrolled me into a coeducational institution, and they made sure that I was sensitized about gender ... Read More

  • In her strength lies the power of progress
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    In her strength lies the power of progress

    Surya Kanti lives in the Biraguda village of Kandhamal district in Odisha. She comes from a community where girls getting married at early ages is the norm; her situation was no different from the others. When CARE India’s Pathways initiated a women’s SHG (Self Help Group) in the area, Surya Kanti was determined not to let this opportunity p... Read More

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