"Today I actively participate in the Theatre of the Oppressed. I visit remote villages across Purulia district in West Bengal, taking my story and other (more…)
"I have come a long way. I wish to see similar changes in the lives of my fellow villagers! I work hard to do my bit. Now, I commute to more distant places on (more…)
Ajamber Soy of Punnibudi village in Jharkhand had been rearing tasar since 1998, using traditional practices learnt from his father. Like many others around him, (more…)
Before joining the self-help group initiated by PRADAN in 2002, Savitribai’s family was completely dependent on daily-wage labour and the occasional harvesting of soy beans to make ends meet. (more…)
WE BELIEVE that all people, no matter how poor, are capable of driving the change they need.
OUR MISSION is to enable the most marginalized people, especially rural women, to earn a decent living and take charge of their own lives.
Mobilize women and families into self-help groups within their village, block and district.
Introduce ways to earn a decent livelihood, such as by raising chickens or irrigating fields, and encourage them to believe in themselves.
Link them to banks and markets to secure their incomes, and empower them to access government services and speak up for their rights.