Impact Stories

May 18, 2019

The Rise of A ‘Fallen Woman’
Story & Photos by Souparno Chatterjee

A 10ftx10ft room, with bright pink walls, one of the walls covered with shelves full of sarees and lingerie. This is the new shop that RamiyaBarse owns, this is the kingdom of her dreams. But just a few years ago, all she had was one saree – torn and dirty – as her sole possession. Her husband Dinesh, did not leave any scope for her to take any other belongings.
May 6, 2019

She was on a ‘Vision’
by Ashutosh Mishra

“Kis kis ko rokoge? Charai to sabhi karte hain!” “Humara dada to chale jate hain Bambai, kaam ke vastey – kaun karega kheti?” “Paani kahan hai ke kheti karoge?” The questions were pertinent; the answers seemed complicated. But with Balbina, even the most complicated issues would find easy solutions. Every effort of her was helping her fellow villagers collectivise for betterment of their lives, and Balbina was setting new standards of living for everyone.
April 22, 2019

The Silken Threads Smoothening Her Path
Story & Photos by Souparno Chatterjee

“Mera beta chala gya hai, tu bhi apne ghar ja. Ye zameen mai apni beti ke naam kar dungi” said her mother-in-law after Ramesh’s death. But […]
April 8, 2019

Something She Learnt, Some Examples She Set
by Bibek Das

“If you want to stay here, you need to take care of Maa. She is ill and needs care and medication. You will have to manage […]
March 25, 2019

Single, But Not Alone
by Vijay Kumar

“Khana kahan se ayega Maa? Kya raat ka khana chhod de? Paisa bachega” (How are we going to get our food now? Should we skip dinners […]
March 11, 2019

Liberty
by Mohini Saha

“Baanj, Baanj” (Barren, Barren) was the torrent of abuse every day. It had been 8 years of her marriage. A married woman with no child is […]

OUR VISION is a just and equitable society where everyone lives and work with dignity.



OUR MISSION is to enable the most marginalized people, especially rural women, to earn a decent living and take charge of their own lives.



WE BELIEVE that all people, no matter how poor, are capable of driving the change they need.

Leadership

We structure ourselves as concentric circles made of interdependent teams rather than traditional hierarchy of power.

Strategy

We mobilise women into collectives to help each other earn a decent living and build better communities.

People

We bring young educated professionals to work alongside people in the poorest villages, and they are chosen for their empathy as well as their technical expertise.

Partnerships

We collaborate with other organizations who want to enhance the quality of life in the communities of rural India.

Results

We prove to the development sector that empowering women with self-help groups can drive lasting change.

Our Approach

Pradan Social

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