A Stitch in Time, Saves Nine

A Stitch in Time, Saves Nine

As of the last week of May, 2020, India is in the ninth week of a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the Corvid-19 pandemic. Only essential services are exempt. The crisis has put countless numbers out of work and further threatened the fragile livelihoods...
Serving Hope

Serving Hope

The enigmatic Saranda Forest in Jharkhand is home to about 7,000 tribal households, residing in 56 villages and hamlets. Chhota Nagra, situated 105 kilometers from the district headquarter of Chaibasa, is one of those villages and houses over 1,300 people, most of...
She’s the Boss

She’s the Boss

Surmani Hansda is mother to two daughters and two sons, and lives with her husband and brother-in-law in Dodari, a small hamlet in the dense Saranda forest in the West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand, India. They belong to the Ho indigenous community, a majority in...
Earning Income and Respect

Earning Income and Respect

Tusumani Mandi, 20, lives with her husband, Kartick, and two-and-a-half year old daughter in Kumbhiradih village, Purulia district, West Bengal. Just a few months ago, it was difficult for her to imagine a future where her daughter had enough food to eat. Tusumani...