October 19, 2020

They Tasted Success
by Hemant Dewangan & Partha Sarathi Behura

If we had asked Jalso the same thing, just two years back, she would not have said the same. Her SHG, composed of members of 12-13 women members from the local tribal communities, had practically stopped functioning. Low capital, irregularities in saving and loan repayment had been plaguing the group for quite some time. Gradually the members lost their interest in the proceedings of Jay Maa Bhagbati SHG.
October 5, 2020

LEAP – Livelihoods Enhancement through Market Access and Women emPowerment

PRADAN is happy to announce "LEAP - Livelihoods Enhancement through market Access and women emPowerment", a two-year project supported by a philanthropic grant from the Walmart Foundation that aims to impact lives and livelihoods of 45,000 small holder women farmers (population of about 225,000 people), across the states of Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal in India
July 16, 2020

Gender Responsive Organisations for Women (GROW)

PRADAN and IWWAGE have partnered for a three-year project (Jun 2019-May 2022) Gender Responsive Organisations for Women (GROW) to develop, pilot and establish women collective-led (Self Help Groups and their Federations) gender transformative approaches in situ; institutionalize learnings within State Rural Livelihoods Mission(s) (SRLMs); and develop gender responsive pedagogy.
July 9, 2020

Livelihoods-Arjuna

We are happy to announce the launch of “Livelihoods-Arjuna” project in partnership with the Livelihoods Carbon Fund 2 to contribute to the achievement of SDGs in selected project areas of Jharkhand and West Bengal by helping small-holders create durable natural resource assets.
June 29, 2020

19 million masks, 100,000 liters of sanitizer: How women entrepreneurs in India’s hinterland stayed afloat in a collapsing economy

About 480 SHGs made over 300,000 masks and about 450 litres of sanitizers were produced in a month. On an average, each woman has been earning Rs 5000 per month, and this is certainly more than whatever amount they were being able to earn to top up their main income
June 23, 2020

SHG led Action to Facilitate and Augment Livelihoods by Transforming Agriculture eco-systems in Jharkhand (SAFALTA)

We are happy to announce our initiative ‘SHG led Action to Facilitate and Augment Livelihoods by Transforming Agriculture eco-systems in Jharkhand (SAFALTA)’, in collaboration with Axis Bank Foundation. This is a five-year Project with its period is from July 2019 to June 2024.
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 20, 2020

Liberty
by Mohini Saha

“Baanj, Baanj” (Barren, Barren) was the torrent of abuse every day. It had been 8 years of her marriage. A married woman with no child is […]
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 […]