Success Stories

Health Comes Home

Health Comes Home

  “I am so thankful to you for taking care of a poor lady like me”Mayurbhanj,Odisha: Kunimani,a daily wage labourer belongs to Debagaon village in Baradhi Gram Panchayat of Mayurbhanj district in Odisha. She is the sole bread earner of a landless tribal family...

SEED BANK

SEED BANK

Sailendri Gaud proudly shows the seed bank set up at her home. It was initiated by the ‘Adibashi’ Self Help Group (SHG) in January 2014.   The SHG have started storing different local and traditional paddy seeds, ragi, green gram, black gram, horse gram, maize, oil...

Brave Manisha

Brave Manisha

  Manisha’s house was visibly dilapidated. One whole corner in the front crumbled long back and it was a daily struggle for the family to keep the sun, rain and the stray dogs at bay. The shambles was a clear reflection of the family’s miserable economic condition....

Sky Calling

Sky Calling

A bride of a traditional Dalit family is usually expected to be a simpleton. She may well be endowed with reading and writing skills and has a mind of her own, but such virtues are carefully overlooked. And this was precisely the story with Neeruben from Vadodara,...

Happiness – My Identity

Happiness – My Identity

      Geetaben has not heard of Leo Tolstoy’s famous quote “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way” but hers is one of the happiest family in the limda village of Vadodara district, Gujarat. She has played a significant role...

Shaping a Movement

Shaping a Movement

  It is a journey that dates back twelve years ago when Hemuben came as a bride to Alwa village in Vadodara, Gujarat and became its native. The village was housed by mostly farming families, the farmers owned small patch of lands, the earnings were meagre and the...

Rebuilding Hope

Rebuilding Hope

    Basati and Girish Lahan belonged from the Changmaidalani village of Dhemaji district, Assam. Their house was located nearby the Kumutia river areas. They had 15 acres of land, the harvest used to be good and the family led a comfortable life.           However,...

Water Water Everywhere

Water Water Everywhere

  Once you reach Ghuguha village of Dhemaji district, Assam, you will be reminded of the famous poem by Coleridge ‘water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink ‘and would wonder whether the reference relates to this particular village.      Every year during the...

Friendship Conquers All

Friendship Conquers All

    Kodvanu Bewa and Nilahi Basumatary, the two women, belong to the two different communities, one from the Muslim community and the later from the Bodo community. They have been friends since childhood and despite all odds they always stood together with each other....

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