Manjari Corner
Business Sakhi training conducted under the Capri project at Kishanganj, Baran. Pulse processing unit inaugurated in Madavra Lalitpur in the presence of SDM Chandra Bhushan. New Production house inaugurated in Nurabad, Muraina (MP), in collaboration with JK Tyres. Insightful interactions between members of Bindi International and our production sakhis during recent field visit to Badabanda & Kankarda Village (Baran) Community Awareness Camp organized in 8 new villages in association with UN Women under 'Build Back Better' project. Goat Farmers Training conducted at Jara and Dangdiroli (Seondha) with KVK scientists. Training and animal feed distribution program organized at the Manjari office in Sarmathura, for 100 scheduled tribe goat farmers. Manjari wins the 'Excellence in CSR and sustainability award for women empowerment, at the 10th National CSR Leadership Congress & Awards.
Reflections on Retreat 2024
Reflections on Retreat 2024

Ramesh Yadawar from Manjari pens down his experience of Annual Retreat.

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टीम मंजरी की कलम से रिट्रीट के खट्टे-मीठे अनुभव!
टीम मंजरी की कलम से रिट्रीट के खट्टे-मीठे अनुभव!

टीम मंजरी के विजय रावत और सुबोध गुप्ता द्वारा लिखा गया वार्षिक रिट्रीट का वृत्तांत।

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From Adversity to Achievement: Story of a differently-abled entrepreneur
From Adversity to Achievement: Story of a differently-abled entrepreneur

In the serene village of Guddali, nestled in the Kurabad block of Udaipur, resides a remarkable woman, Meera. From a young age, Meera has faced the challenges of physical disability with unwavering determination and resilience.

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Weaving Dreams: Rajan Bai's Journey with Bagaj Mata Self-Help Group
Weaving Dreams: Rajan Bai's Journey with Bagaj Mata Self-Help Group

In the heart of Narayanpur, a village painted with the hues of tradition and aspirations, a remarkable journey unfolded through the Bagaj Mata Self-Help Group, facilitated by the Manjari Foundation in October 2021.

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From Seeds to Success: Story of Kamla Bai
From Seeds to Success: Story of Kamla Bai

Kamla Bai's story is one of resilience, empowerment, and the blossoming of a remarkable entrepreneurial spirit.

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Madhu Khoiwal: From Adversity to Achievement
Madhu Khoiwal: From Adversity to Achievement

Madhu Khoiwal, a 55-year-old woman from Rajasthan's Chittorgarh, had a journey filled with challenges and empowerment. Growing up in a village where education for girls was not considered essential, she dropped out of school during the 5th standard.

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How Neeraj became a proud daughter of the village
How Neeraj became a proud daughter of the village

With the numerous risks and uncertainties we face today, social security is indispensable for poor and vulnerable families.

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Pankh gives Raviya wings, she becomes a role model for many
Pankh gives Raviya wings, she becomes a role model for many

119 year-old Raviya belongs to a middle class family in Adampur village in Dholpur district. Her father Laxmi Narayan Lodhi is a farmer and mother Kanta is a housewife. She is the youngest of 4 siblings.

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More than 3000 SHG women across our projects are mitigating risk by opting for Government Insurance
More than 3000 SHG women across our projects are mitigating risk by opting for Government Insurance

The Government has launched various schemes and programmes for the upliftment of the poor but impact...

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After the sudden death of Rusna Bai, insurance saved the day for Ramesh and family
After the sudden death of Rusna Bai, insurance saved the day for Ramesh and family

With the numerous risks and uncertainties we face today, social security is indispensable for poor and vulnerable families.

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Street lights bring smiles to the people of Kanpur village
Street lights bring smiles to the people of Kanpur village

Electricity is the most basic that we take for granted. Even today, it is not easily available to many people in rural areas.

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SHGs made me realise the importance of ‘self’
SHGs made me realise the importance of ‘self’

Sushila Devi, a 28-year-old woman from Shivpura village, is a mother of the young boy. Tears roll down her cheeks when she narrates her story. She was very young when she got married.

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Red sarees – a symbol of empowerment in remote Rawa village
Red sarees – a symbol of empowerment in remote Rawa village

Rawa is a remote village situated in the difficult terrains of Girwa Tehsil. Most men in the village are daily wage labourers.

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The journey from thumb impressions to signatures
The journey from thumb impressions to signatures

Four months ago, our Sakhi programme reached out to Narpat Ki Khedi, a small village with a conservative...

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Running Her Own Beauty Salon Had Been A Dream Of Sarda’s Since Childhood
Running Her Own Beauty Salon Had Been A Dream Of Sarda’s Since Childhood

Despite making huge advances in development in our county, women today still face a number of hurdles due to gaping gender gap in the workforce. Only 29% of the women in our country end up joining the workforce..

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Mohini turns her life around after her husband’s demise
Mohini turns her life around after her husband’s demise

Mohini’s story goes to show that there is no limit to how much one can achieve with strong determination.

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Women get work through MNREGA for the first time in 10 years
Women get work through MNREGA for the first time in 10 years

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is an initiative and social security measure of the government of India, aimed at providing guaranteed employment to rural people in an attept to reduce distress migration from villages.

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Gudiya defies patriarchy, becomes a working woman
Gudiya defies patriarchy, becomes a working woman

Gudiya Kanwar became a famous name in the pickle unit of Kayad (Ajmer) for a reason. She was a housewife...

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The spice unit gives Radha a new lease of life
The spice unit gives Radha a new lease of life

Radha Jaat is resident of Chittorgarh’s Monga Ka Khera hamlet. Her husband abandoned her a few years ago...

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Kanchan earns a livelihood and respect at the pulses unit
Kanchan earns a livelihood and respect at the pulses unit

Kanchan Vaishav is a native of Bhilwara’s Agoocha Village. She is a 45-year-old woman, who has been working at the Pulses Unit in Agoocha since its inception. Her husband worked as a farmer, but now is confined to the home due to poor health.

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From domestic servant to a skilled tailor
From domestic servant to a skilled tailor

Jamna Khatik is a resident of village Putholi, Chittorgarh. She started working at the textile centre 2 years ago...

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Sadhana – a successful dairy entrepreneur
Sadhana – a successful dairy entrepreneur

Sadhana lives in a remote village named Maloni Pawar, 46km away from Dholpur, Rajasthan. She is an active member of an SHG in her village.

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Painting a better picture of rural life
Painting a better picture of rural life

“She is a warrior capable of slaying demons. She is a pioneer capable of choosing her own path. She is a trailblazer capable of achieving new horizons. Just give her some time and see her bedazzle the world.” ― Avijeet Das

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Ashayein – building hope
Ashayein – building hope

“Ashayein” is a Hindi word which means “Hope”. Those who manage to have hope regardless of their hardship, are the ones who succeed with flying colours.

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Different Generations, Same Aspiration: A Journey of Determination
Different Generations, Same Aspiration: A Journey of Determination

The title aptly captures the story of Mamta Solanki and Meena Kanwar, residents of Kishanganj village in the Baran district of Rajasthan. Mamta, 24 years old, is the daughter of Meena Kanwar, 43 years old. Mamta got married to Tanwar Singh five years ago but has since separated from him.

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Harbinger of change
Harbinger of change

As cliché as it sounds, “change is constant”. There are few people who are able to bring change at the grass-root level, and 45 year-old Sangeeta Kunwar is one such women. Hailing from Rolakheda village of Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan, Sangeeta earned recognition in her village for the contribution she made.

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Koshish – a tale of persistance
Koshish – a tale of persistance

“Koshish” is a Hindi word that means “to try”. It’s the attitude that ultimately makes all the difference between success and failure.

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Let’s study again!
Let’s study again!

The story of 21 year old Paras Salvi speaks for itself. A resident of Rupakhedi village in Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan...

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Life gives Savitri a second chance…
Life gives Savitri a second chance…

Sometimes life gives us a second chance. It’s left upto us to seize the moment and make the most of opportunities that come our way.

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School chali main: Vimla's Journey to Empowerment
School chali main: Vimla's Journey to Empowerment

“SCHOOL CHALI MAIN” in Hindi translates to mean “I am going to school”. The sentence signifies the happiness of Vimla Salvi, a 27 year old from Rupakhedi Village in Chittorgarh District of Rajasthan.

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Setting the ball rolling…
Setting the ball rolling…

The Second Chance Programme implemented by Manjari Foundation and supported by Pradan and UN Women has set the ball rolling for several women like Promilla Karmakar.

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Sui-Dhaaga: Stitching a Path to Empowerment
Sui-Dhaaga: Stitching a Path to Empowerment

“Sui-Dhaaga” is a popularly used Hindi word, which means needle and thread. Sewing as an activity has ensured employment for millions of people across the globe.

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When I met myself
When I met myself

“STRONG STRONGER STRONGEST” represents a transition in the life of a rural woman...

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Strong, stronger, strongest: A tale of Resilience and Empowerment
Strong, stronger, strongest: A tale of Resilience and Empowerment

The title “STRONG STRONGER STRONGEST” represents a transition in the life of a rural woman that is straddled with hardship.

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A little goes a long way
A little goes a long way

There have been numerous instances where minor efforts have resulted in larger results. We plant trees in gardens, on property, and elsewhere these days in the hope that global warming challenges can be handled in the future.

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