Community Correspondents

Dipti Debsharma

Despite her demure demeanor, Dipti is secretly quite a firebrand. Having spent years working with Self Help Groups in villages adjacent to hers, Dipti currently does fieldwork for Shripur Mahila – O – Khadi Unnayan Samiti (SMOKUS), a CBO supported by Poorest Area Civil Society (PACS). She has primarily done surveys on access to entitlements like widow pension, MGNREGA, access to health care and leads awareness-building workshops for women and local communities. She enjoys spending her free time with her teenage daughter, and has just begun teaching her husband how to effectively avail of local transport to get around. She believes that the IndiaUnheard training was truly liberating for her, as she ran around a field playing games for the first time after her marriage.

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/ August 17, 2018

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/ May 23, 2018

The appointment of an ASHA worker in Madhupur village is helping the community, especially women, make informed decisions about healthcare. Here’s how the village got an ASHA worker.