Impact Stories

December 13, 2022

Everybody Loves to Make Profit
by Shubham Fulmali, Dhamtari, Chhattisgarh

Nights of Kaspur village are usually calm, silent, and pitch-dark. Beneath a sky full of twinkling stars, one can see thousands of fireflies adorning bushes and trees. Tranquility reigns. Only Nirmal’s sudden exasperated cries and Dulourin’s sobbing would shatter this calm at times.
November 14, 2022

That’s How It Is At 30,000 kms!
by Mohini Saha, Narharpur, Chhattisgarh

You remember my first story Heroes on Wheels? It’s absolutely fine if you don’t – the link is here That time it was my scooty who narrated my journey on my behalf �� This time it’s me who is going to share a lovely journey of one of the most inspiring women farmers I work with. Yogeshwari Tekam.
October 28, 2022

A conversation with Meera Devi: A businesswoman
by Meghna Mukherjee (MetaMeta Research),Shubham Jain (MetaMeta Research),Vinitika Lal(Pradan)

Meet Meera Devi from Kutela Gram in Dindori District in Madhya Pradesh, India. Meera has been running a Bio-Resource Centre (BRC), which makes and supplies organic inputs like biofertilizers and bio-pesticides.
June 10, 2022

All the little wonders!!
by Thriti Das, DA, Team Churchu, Hazaribagh

May 16, 2022

The Dilemma
by Nargis Ansari, Ghaghra, Jharkhand

March 31, 2022

When Life Gives You Lemons – Make Lemonade
by Rasmirani Bhoi, Karanjia

OUR VISION is a just and equitable society where everyone lives and work with dignity.

OUR MISSION is to enable the most marginalized people, especially rural women, to earn a decent living and take charge of their own lives.

WE BELIEVE that all people, no matter how poor, are capable of driving the change they need.


We structure ourselves as concentric circles made of interdependent teams rather than traditional hierarchy of power.


We mobilise women into collectives to help each other earn a decent living and build better communities.


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.


We collaborate with other organizations who want to enhance the quality of life in the communities of rural India.


We prove to the development sector that empowering women with self-help groups can drive lasting change.

Our Approach

Pradan Social

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