Impact Stories

October 11, 2021

Roji Begum: Illiterate landless family’s daughter ventures into the health sector
by Chandan SarmaIndependent Consultant for Project-Documentation, Bihar UJAS Chapter, promoted by Oxfam india

September 1, 2021

Spicing Up Their Crop-Baskets
by Ishita Dixit, Shilda, West Bengal

Lakhimani Murmu, is an active member of Maniyardi Kadamjharna SHG [. . .]
June 21, 2020

Single, But Not Alone
by Vijay Kumar

“Khana kahan se ayega Maa? Kya raat ka khana chhod de? Paisa bachega” (How are we going to get our food now? Should we skip dinners […]
June 14, 2021

Got Your Shot?
by Anupam & Shuvajit Chakraborty, Chakai, Bihar

COVID-19, a virus, has become a milestone in human history. It has robbed people off their peace of mind and freedom of movement.
June 19, 2020

Anima, Archana and Asima: Aspirations of loose characters
by Souparno Chatterjee, Delhi

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 […]
June 18, 2020

The Sweet Taste of Bitter Gourd

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 […]

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.

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

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