Stories of change
 

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.

Unleashing her Potential


Yashoda Dev, once a marginalised farmer, is now self-reliant. The wadi plantation, through which she cultivated variety of crops, emerged as a reliable source of income for her family and helped her achieve her dreams.

Literacy Paved the Way for Leadership


Meet Kalui Devi. A woman who fought all odds to live her dream of becoming literate and independent. Today she is a change maker who advocates for environmental protection in the community.

An Information Kiosk On Wheels


With the COVID-19 pandemic, economic uncertainty spread across India. Sappu, an entrepreneur in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh forms an innovative solution to manage his kiosk by setting up and marketing door-to-door services.

TARA Akshar+ Neo-literates are COVID Warriors


TARA Akshar+ neo-literates from Lalitpur in Uttar Pradesh are stitching masks and distributing to people in the village. They are also spreading awareness among the community to fight against COVID-19

Hope and Resilience in Times of a Pandemic


Meet Anita, a young COVID-19 warrior, who is making masks to help her community be safe in the time of pandemic

Opening new pathways for the Himalayan youth


Meet Keshar Singh, our community member trained as a responsible trek guide.

Battling Water Scarcity with Community Owned Models


The remote villages of Bundelkhand have been quenching their thirst with an innovative technology-based water supply model. They key for its success has been community ownership and accountability. Cover photo: attached

He dares to dream big


Meet Yashveer Rana, a budding entrepreneur of an ecotourism venture in Uttarkashi

The Upcoming designer of Orcchas


Narendra not only makes colourful apparels for his customers but also emphasizes on the quality of work done. He believes that the quality of work speaks for itself.

The Pride E-rickshaw rider of Mirzapur


Pragya is first woman e-rickshaw driver from Mirzapur. Her story inspires girls to break the patriarchal barrier and follow their dreams.

The Change Makers of Lacchapatti


Stories of Dharmendra and Gulshan have inspired others in Mirzapur to take up entrepreneurship as a reliable livelihood path



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