Impact Stories

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 […]
January 22, 2019

In the shadow of Mount Abu, Phula shines as an Entrepreneur

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, […]
January 22, 2019

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 […]
January 22, 2019

Their notion of “birthright” undergoes a paradigm shift

Padmabati had a dream. She dreamt of a small family built with love and care. A distant relative, from a village about 12 kms from her […]
January 17, 2019

Standing together, these marginalized women are an invincible force

(Why have you gathered here? What do you want?) said the Police Officer to members of Ekta Mahila Sangh, the block level federation of women SHGs […]
January 7, 2019

Harvesting “Trust”

Keshabati Mohanta is from Naubudani village of Chakidi Gram Panchayat, situated amidst thick hilly forests, in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha. Like the majority of her fellow […]
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 […]
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 […]