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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

  • Inspiring community with leadership
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    Inspiring community with leadership

    Former teacher, Sudha Manirathanam chose to leave her plush job to make a difference in her Nattarmangalam panchayat in Kattumanarkoil block. She has worked for her village as a ‘model panchayat’ when it comes to women’s rights and the survival of daughters. Under her guidance, her village won many awards. A member from the Nattarmangalam panchayat says “It i... Read More

  • Self reliance for Successful lives
    LIVELIHOOD

    Self reliance for 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 the day
    COVID - 19 Response

    Mint oil saved the 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

  • Sharing hope and happiness
    COVID - 19 Response

    Sharing hope and happiness

    The COVID – 19 pandemic has had a massive impact not only on the physical and psychological health of people but also on the economic and social well-being as well. Among them, the poor and the marginalized, especially the women and girls, had to face the brunt of the lockdown. 50-year-old Savitri Devi lost her livelihood, and her little savings, staring at hunger i... Read More

  • Ballika Manch: A platform for her voice
    EDUCATION

    Ballika Manch: A platform for her 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

  • Healthy communities start with the right nutrition
    HEALTH

    Healthy communities start with the right nutrition

    14 percent of India’s population is undernourished, according to 'The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, 2020’ report. CARE India’s Kanya Sampurna Project is making efforts to improve the nutritional status of women and children in ... Read More

  • Weaving a ray of hope
    COVID - 19 Response

    Weaving a ray of hope

    Mrs. V. Samrajyam does not have to worry about arranging meals for her family for the next 45 days during these COVID 19 times. Till a few days back, she was in distress and under severe stress. She belongs to the handloom weavers community in Mangalagiri, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh. At age 63, she is a daily wager and earns INR 300 per day for her hard work. ... Read More

  • Little help goes a long way
    COVID - 19 Response

    Little help goes a long way

    At 18, Sarathi is determined to get her sisters' educated. Belonging from a minority group and growing up in the absence of a mother has time and again presented her with various challenges. Sarathi resides in the Purulia district of West Bengal. Her family consists of her father and three sisters. Her mother passed away after giving birth to her fourth child. Her ... Read More

  • Finding a way amidst troubles
    COVID - 19 Response

    Finding a way amidst troubles

    Prior to the lockdown due to COVID - 19, 30-year-old Kiran was barely able to manage her life. With woeful eyes, she said, "My husband was a mason, two years ago our life took a flip when he was diagnosed with throat cancer. To manage my four kids with an ailing husband, I moved to my mother's place in Ambedkar Camp, Delhi. I began working as domestic help with her... Read More

  • Change is possible! Now women talk comfortably about their menstrual needs.
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    Change is possible! Now women talk comfortably about their menstrual needs.

    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

  • A story of resilience and transformation
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    A story of resilience and 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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