Impact Stories

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 […]
February 25, 2019

Battered And Bruised, Yet She Stands Tall
by Sushmita Dutta

February 8, 2019

Cocooning A Dream; Can She Unleash It?

As Shivkali washed the dishes and did the laundry in the house of the Bada Sahib of the village, this Gond tribal woman secretly cocooned a […]
January 30, 2019

The Sweet Taste of Bitter Gourd

Madarkonta village of Bastar is at the heart of the “Red Corridor” in India. This is the village of the culturally rich and colorful Bison Horn […]
January 22, 2019

Tulashi’s Tale: from Iron Mine to Mining a Miracle

I live in the Jamudiha village in the Keonjhar district of Odisha. My village is an archetypical representation of deprivation in this area: rocky landscape, little […]
January 22, 2019

Anima, Archana and Asima: Aspirations of loose characters

For the women of Brahmondiha village, Self Help Groups (SHGs) are much more than a mere instrument of saving and credit. They are a vehicle to […]

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

Our Partners