Impact Stories

January 6, 2018

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb- Mandela

“Police force was sent and guns were pointed at them but they stood firm. It will be a long and arduous journey for the SHG women […]
January 6, 2018

A Vegetable Micro-Entrepreneur is Born

It was a hot summer day. There was just boiled rice and raw mango pickle on the plate. ‘Her family had a right to eat better’, […]
January 6, 2018

Manmati Singh: Bringing about change-one step at a time

“Talk to me when you will be able to erase all our miseries. Else tie your wisdom in your sari and go away”, he shouted. ‘It […]
January 6, 2018

With Sickle and Stick, they Saved a Forest

It was getting dark in the forest. At a distance, light was gleaming from oil lamps in the village. “Did you breastfeed these Saal trees? Why […]
August 11, 2016

Water for the Kitchen Garden

In the Katoria block of Bihar, 100 families are taking part in a water project sponsored by Lutheran World Relief. They have brought drinking water, an […]
August 11, 2016

Self-Reliant by Raising Goats

Sebati is so skilled at rearing goats that she is now a resource person helping to teach others in the Kandhamal district. Her abilities and her […]
August 11, 2016

The Starving Days are Over

Savita Mandavi, a farmer from Chhattisgarh, could increase her annual income with new agricultural skills, such as reducing chemical-based fertilizers and pesticides, and improving systems of […]
August 11, 2016

Lac Rearing for a Grand Harvest

Sulachana, a lac farmer from Jashipur, had only one host tree to rear the insects that produce a resin used for dye. To protect her colonies […]
August 11, 2016

Growing Enough to Eat

Baleswar from Ambatoli village of Jharkhand used to have trouble growing enough rice to feed his family. After he introduced modern farming techniques, he was able […]