Impact Stories

November 17, 2018

Flight to Freedom – Shibam Jha

She had wings but did not fly; for she was too scared where she might land. Little did she know that her flight would change her […]
November 12, 2018

Laxmi Mahila Samiti: Leveraging Linkages for Livelihoods

The journey of the last decade had brought a sea change in the lives of women of the Laxmi SHG. Strong association with their group and […]
October 5, 2018

From Sustenance to Spreading Her Wings

The legend goes that it was Phula Bai who decided that the Garasias make the place, with a flowing stream at the foothills of Mount Abu, […]
September 10, 2018

Heroes on wheels

She drove me tentatively as we passed through the town. As she crossed the main highway, she breezed through, letting me talk to the wind. Mohini […]
September 4, 2018

Finally! Potable Water at Schools

The Water Aid report on “State of the World’s Water 2017” presents a gloomy picture for rural India: 63.4 million people living in villages are without […]
August 14, 2018

The Search For The Elixir Of Life

Two large water pots – one on the head and the other clung to her waist seemed to overpower the frail frame of Kuni. Four other […]

Transforming Lives

  • "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…)

    Shano
  • "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…)

    Sukhanti Oraon
  • 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…)

    Ajamber Soy
  • 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…)

    Savitribai

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.

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