A Small Shop with Big Dreams

A Small Shop with Big Dreams

If you are driving on the highway passing through the Naranga village in the Pakur district of Jharkhand, India, you will undoubtedly notice a bustling little shop situated at a busy crossroads. Not only is it convenient for basic food and home goods purchases, but it...
Crucial Connections

Crucial Connections

Prafulla Chhatria lives in the small village of Beherabahal in Odisha, India with her husband and her four-year-old and two-year-old sons. Like most families in the village, Prafulla and her husband would migrate over 200 kilometers to work as daily wage laborers in...
Powering a Better Future

Powering a Better Future

Kuntala Pradhan is the proud, but humble, president of the Malati Self-Help Group from Khampur village of the Balisankara block in Sudergarh district of Odisha. She merely smiles when someone mentions that Malati recently won the Best Self Help Group award from the...
Turning Honey Into Money

Turning Honey Into Money

Wilma Santiago and her family struggled to make ends meet. She was unable to pay for her son’s medical expenses and maintain their home and food security. As a part of the Maya Yucateco indigenous group, Wilma and her community have faced discrimination, illiteracy,...
When Your Group Becomes Your Family

When Your Group Becomes Your Family

Dulur Hansda shares her painful story with tears in her eyes: “When my children were small, I did housework in exchange for food – but it was never enough. I didn’t receive wages for the days I worked. I mortgaged my land and migrated to Burdwan for agricultural day...

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