Urban Poverty | Success Story

A Gift of Ration

A Gift of Ration

I broke down when I heard “No Adhar, no ration”, from ration dealer. Thank you, Lakshmi, Lata and Manju didi for helping me in applying for my Adhar Card”, said Rekha, 20 years, Palaspali slum, Ward 53, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation. Rekha’s earnings as a...
Sevadayi’s Hotel – A Journey from Slum to Entrepreneurship

Sevadayi’s Hotel – A Journey from Slum to Entrepreneurship

Written By: Proshin Ghosh, Sr. Programme Officer, Kolkata     “We have set up a small hotel without taking any loan” said Sevadayi Mondal, from Tinbati Colony Slum.    Siliguri, West Bengal: Sevadayi is around 60 year old. She is a domestic worker and finds it hard to...
A Collective Solution to Water Crisis

A Collective Solution to Water Crisis

Reported By: Proshin Ghosh, Sr .Programme Officer, Kolkata     Cuttack,Odisha: Members of around 157 families were suffering from cholera, diarrhoea, dengue, malaria and various gastroenteritis diseases continuously due to unavailability of potable water and...
Labour Card gives hope to Pinki

Labour Card gives hope to Pinki

By Proshin Ghosh, Senior Programme Officer, Kolkata, IGSSS     Ranchi, Jharkhand: “Sorry Didi, whenever I saw your group at Doranda Labour market, I used to hide and run away, I wish I never did that…” said Pinki [not in picture] with a smile. Pinki, in her early...
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