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A Community Initiative – Books for All

A Community Initiative – Books for All “Never failing friends are they, with whom I converse day by day”…Truly, nothing quite in the world gives pleasure and a warm snuggle like the smell of new books and the bright eyes reading them. And a treasure of books in form of a library is like a […]

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‘Fishing’ for Entrepreneurial Dreams

‘Fishing’ for Entrepreneurial Dreams Tagori Mondol hails from a small village in Barrackpore, West Bengal and is a member of ‘Perona’ SHG.  She lives with her husband, Sumit Mondol and a 10 year old son. As a family, for a very long time, they were burdened with a prolonged financial crisis. Her husband is a […]

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Awareness for Alertness

Awareness for Alertness- Community Avidly Learns the Importance of ‘Speaking Out’ for a Collective Voice against Injustice Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is one of those glorious schemes put forward by the Indian government in 2005, guaranteeing legal rights to the adult members of rural families who are willing to participate in unskilled […]

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Dignity Restored

Dignity Restored Sujata used to always discourage her relatives when they wanted to visit her and stay with her. She would give excuses about anything possible to stop them from coming and staying with her. Her children too young to understand the reason would get upset and her husband would helplessly decide to ignore the […]

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Back to School

Achal used to narrate poems, stories and lesson that she had learned in school to her cousins in the initial days of her stay, but as days passed, she stopped narrating and singing songs.

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One Stitch at a Time

They were primarily dependent upon meager income from seasonal agriculture until alternative livelihood opportunity was created for them.

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Sustained with Dignity

When the landlord asked about bringing their eldest son to work to repay the debts, she decided that her children should not have the same fate.

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Women’s Struggle for Water

Women in the village spent countless hours fetching water for the family or spent their hard earned meager income to purchase water.

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FRA: Community Land Rights

It took two decade’s continuous work with the community to avail the benefits of Forest Rights Act.

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“We deserve it as much as they do”

A fuming higher caste member announced “You do not deserve such benefits” and rushed out of the room.

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