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


Lata Verma: Unveiling Change

Meet Lata - a change maker. TARA Akshar+, adult literacy programme enabled her to stand on her own feet through the power of functional literacy and numeracy, and helped her in starting her own enterprise. She has not only challenged the patriarchal norms of society but has also set an empowering example for many others in her village.


The Rebirth: a Gaushala Story in Village Gundrai

Learn about the Ramraja Gaushala, a solution initiated by the women of Sankalp Swashakti Mahila Mandal to set up a community cow shelter. Today with 108 stray non milch cows, this gaushala is a local business hub that builds economic resilience.


Mamta Bundela: An Inspiration

Meet Mamta Bundela, who took charge to address her community's water woes by mobilising an 11 member committee to operate a renewable energy based model for drinking water supply at households. Today water reaches every household. Inspired by Mamta, women of Punawli Kalan have emerged as local agents of change.


Hamara Gaon

Read the story of a village Pipra in Bundelkhand, which decided to take ownership of its future through an integrated village development model. A micro plan, with short and long term priorities encompassing infrastructure, land management and water security was designed. In the last six years 80% of the households have drinking water supply and the village is 100% open defecation free.


Aapo Bija- Bhutan Jagata: The Dhikoli Story

Dhikoli village in Bundelkhand sought out DA's help for water security issues. Together we undertook water budgeting exercises and planned watershed management. Since then, there's no looking back. Dhikoli has become a climate resilient and water positive village.

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