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Neeraj “Proud Daughter of Village”

This is a story of Neeraj, 19 yrs, D/O and Rajveer Kushwah of Village Garhi Khirana, Block Bar. Her mother is a housewife and father is a farmer. Neeraj has 5 siblings, four brother and 1 sister and she is younger to all. The economic background of the family is also not so strong, so […]

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The Concept of SHG made me realize the Importance of Self

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February 24, 2019

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Samuh Ne Karayi Khud Se Pehchan”(The Concept of SHG made me realize the Importance of Self) Background: Sushila Devi, a 28-year-old lady from Shivpura village, is a mother of the young boy. Tears roll down her cheeks as she narrates her story. She was very young when she got married. The Earlier Situation She always […]

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Red Sari- Token of Solidarity, Individuality & Sense of Pride

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February 24, 2019

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Rawa is a remote village situated in the difficult terrains of Girwa Tehsil. Most men in the village are employed as day laborers; the women stay home and tend to the house. With barely any livestock and agricultural land there is an acute dearth of the means of livelihood. The men would get the day […]

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It was the first time when we were united for this cause and demanded work under MGNREGA.

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February 24, 2019

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Background The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), also known as Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) is Indian legislation enacted on August 25, 2005. MGNREGA is an initiative and social security measures by Govt. to provide employment opportunity to rural people for reducing distress migration. This act was introduced with […]

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When I walked on the streets, people used to mock and stare at me

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February 24, 2019

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“Breaking Notions” Background Laxmi Meena differently-abled but mentally strong woman from a village Pipaldara located in Girwa block. She was very young when she got married to Ramesh who was also not very physically active. Laxmi Meena could only study till eight standard because of her early marriage. It was challenging for the family to […]

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A road accident can result in deadly injuries. No one could understand the importance of the issue better than me.

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February 24, 2019

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Anandi Devi Yashoda Self Help Group Rampura, Agucha A motorcycle crash can result in deadly head injuries that can often be fatal. One such incident is experienced and shared by Anandi Devi, a member of Yashoda Self Help Group. Anandi Devi hails from small village Rampura lives with her husband and two kids. Her husband […]

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Running her own beauty salon had been a dream of Sarda’s since childhood

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February 24, 2019

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Background Women looking for work have even more hurdles to overcome as there is large gender gap in the workforce. Just 27% of women participate in the labour force at all, compared to 79% of me. Despite of the hurdles some women are so courageous that they are breaking out the veil system and scuff […]

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Kitchen Gardening; A source of nutritious & Healthy Food Plate

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February 24, 2019

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Background: Malnutrition is a big challenge in India, Global Nutrition Report 2106 and WHO consider poor nutrition as the most important threat to world health. An estimated 45 percent of deaths of children under the age of 5 are linked to malnutrition. As per the Census of 2011, 65% of the Indian population depends on […]

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When I used to see all the women of my SHG doing thumb impression instead of signature I used to feel miserable.

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February 24, 2019

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“From Waste to Wealth” Background: Four months ago, Sakhi program reached out Narpat Ki Khedi, a small village with traditional, conservative, and male dominated society. In most of the villages of Rajasthan, men of the community are engaged in agricultural and labor work while women stay at home and do household chores. Lack of awareness […]

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Raviya: An Emerging Role Model for many girls of her village

Raviya, 19 yrs, belongs to a middle class family of Village Adampur of Block Bari of Dist. Dholpur. Her father Laxmi Narayan Lodhi is a farmer and mother Kanta is a housewife. She has 4 siblings (3 brothers) and she is younger to all. Before joining Pankh project, her thinking was also like any other […]

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Thinking today of the pioneering NGOs who were willing to partner with researchers in the early days of economics RCTs. Chip Bury at ICS Africa, Rukmini Banerji and Madhav Chavan @Pratham_India and Neelima Khetan @sevamandir
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