Impact Stories

January 11, 2019

Bitter Gourd Never Tasted So Sweet!

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 7, 2019

Harvesting “Trust”

December 21, 2018

What have you done for your country? – Reminisces of a Development Professional

It was September 2016, a usual Tuesday afternoon at Dina Tola; the villagers were waiting to collect their monthly quota of ration from the fair price […]
December 17, 2018

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 […]
December 3, 2018

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 […]
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 […]