Month: May 2020

From Homemaker to Heroine

Village: Amnari Block: Tatijharia District: Hazaribag State: Jharkhand Our story starts when our partner NGO, Pradan, addressed the issue of persistent poverty for Amnari village goat farmers and their families, in spite of the area’s ideal conditions for raising goats. Upon investigation, they found farmers were purchasing goats to replace the approximately 100 goats that … Read more

COVID-19 in Rural India: Who Will Help the Vulnerable?

In March, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a lockdown for India’s 1.3 billion population, making it the world’s largest COVID-19 lockdown. Though the original lockdown order was for 21 days, it has been extended twice (so far) as the disease persists. As of Mother’s Day, India will be on day 47 of the lockdown. Unfortunately, … Read more

A Witness to Empowerment

While some of the women we serve are aware of their potential and only need an opportunity, most need to not only be taught what their rights are, they need to grow to believe in themselves. Believing that gender equity is your right isn’t easy when you’ve been told your entire life that you need … Read more