DA in the newsStories of Change

Our stories of change will tell you some inspiring and interesting human/enterprise stories


The Master Trainer in Silk Yarn Manufacturing

Rehana Bibi is a master trainer of silk yarn reeling at the Indian Micro Enterprises Development Foundation-Scheme of Funds for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (IMEDF-SFURTI) Jungle Mahal Tasar Cluster in West Bengal. She learned the craft as part of capacity-building programmes conducted under IMEDF-SFURTI to promote the Tasar silk value chain among the santhal tribal artisans. Hitherto, she has trained 40-50 women to operate yarn reeling machines.


Sanatan Maity: A supporter of the Laban Satyagraha Movement

Read the inspiring story of Sanatan Maity, 91, from Paschim Midnapore, West Bengal, whose journey shows a pledge towards 75 years of self-reliance of upholding craft and economic independence. A master trainer of Taant  (handloom) and Charkha at the Mat and Babui Grass Craft Cluster. Over the years, he has trained over 600+ artisans.


Is Your Coffee from Chintapalle?

Read the story of V. C. Aliveni from Chintapalle village in Visakhapatnam. She is a part of the cluster that employs 500 coffee producers from tribal communities and links them with traders who procure at fair prices. Visakhapatnam Coffee Cluster is one of the Indian Micro Enterprises Development Foundation-Scheme of Funds for Regeneration of Traditional Industries clusters (IMEDF-SFURTI) clusters, which employs more than 500 coffee producers from 127 villages with tribal communities of over 46,000 members.


Engineering Rajapur Since 1998

Meet Santosh Vishwakarma, from Rajapur village, Uttar Pradesh, is the sole proprietor of a vehicle repair enterprise.His ambition to service bikes and cars remained a distant dream because of limited access to monetary resources. In order to expand his business, he joined various training sessions under our Work4progress program, which helped him to expand his enterprise by adding a welding and metal works unit with better equipment, which boosted his sales by a factor of four.


Radio Bundelkhand - Empowering the Farming Community

Read the story of a farmer from Niwari, Madhya Pradesh, who adopted modern farming technologies through our Shubhkal" programme on Radio Bundelkhand. The programme helped him to learn about various climate-resilient farming practices, including the seeds of low-water crops, which resulted in the better productivity of his crops, and he earned a good profit by selling vegetables.

view all stories >>
Act Now