Featured Stories of Change

Embracing the New with the Old


Since the economics to develop land for Padkai where the gradient was steep was not feasible for locals, a limited amount of land was been utilized under this traditional practice and provided rice that would last a household for a … Continued

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Agents of Change


In another incident, a widow found friendship but instead of rebuilding a future together, the man was more interested in her property. During a Diwali festive night his assault left her in a critical condition at hospital. She was given medical assistance, a police case was filed and a new job was provided. Today she is rethinking of a settling down.

Being the agents of change, such stories of hope for women victimized by domestic violence is fuel which drives the counselors of ‘Samvad’ – an advice and counseling center for women, established by NGO Masum and supported by Swiss Aid. … Continued

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Giving a Voice to Silence


For children it’s a time of fun and frolic combined with mutual learning on important topics that are ignored by the regular school curriculum. Anywhere from 25 to 40 children attend this class and learn about gender equality, religious sensitization, … Continued

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A Witness of Change


While Tulya Linde Dore is not too sure about his age, he is acknowledged by all at Boricha Mal village as among the elders who have seen a splattering of tribal hamlets transform into a village.

He reveals that a decade ago this village had no road and every monsoon when the river would flood its banks he had to wade his way to a shanty that had turned into a puddle. “It was risky crossing … Continued

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A Victim of Violence and Tradition


Dressed in a bright red sari Mukta Kondiram More comes across as a new bride but her story is bereft of any moment of bliss since her marriage with Gajanan in April of 2012. After eight months of marriage she was left by the in-laws at her father’s house in Kari village of Beed District (Maharashtra) and continues to stay there hoping for change while pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Science.

Before marriage she was told that her husband held a Diploma in Education (D.Ed) and was earning 18000 rupees every month. Her parents were shown 22 acres of land as family property and in the very first week after marriage … Continued

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