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Every cloud has a silver lining
LIVELIHOOD

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 Successful Lives
LIVELIHOOD

Self Reliance 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

Mint oil saved day
COVID - 19 Response

Mint oil saved day

India is one of the countries most affected by COVID -19. In a country of 1.3 billion, where millions are dependent on agriculture and daily wages, the crisis brought about extensive suffering, especially among migrant labourers who were forced to move from the cities they worked in, to their homes in the villages. About 40 km from Lucknow, the capital city of Utta... Read More

Ballika Manch platform voice
EDUCATION

Ballika Manch platform voice

In India girls and boys experience adolescence differently. While boys tend to experience greater freedom, girls tend to face extensive limitations on their ability to move freely and to make decisions affecting their work, education, marriage and social relationships*. CARE India’s Be the Change program is trying to bring gender equality through... Read More

Change possible sanitary pads felt better piece cloth
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Change possible sanitary pads felt better piece cloth

Sangeeta and her daughter switched to sanitary pads, even though it was expensive for the family. Sangeeta, 32 years of age, is a P.A.C.E. Champion as part of the Women + Water Alliance. She is from the community of Sindals, the bottom-most caste, discriminated against for generations. Her husband is bedridden with a handicap, and Sangeeta and her daughte... Read More

Story resilience transformation
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Story resilience transformation

The women of Ashapur village tell how they have been able to bounce back after floods affected their lives. The P.A.C.E. training gave them knowledge on water-borne diseases in the wake of floods, and, as a result, they were able to take preventive measures. In Khandwa’s village of Ashapur, the women who underwent the P.A.C.E. training showed their remarkable abi... Read More

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