Tag: Community Impact

Impact: Widow Pension Helps Woman Take up farming in Jharkhand

 
/ August 29, 2016

Sikranti Devi is a rural woman’s role model today. A widow since eight years, and partially blinded, Sikranti has taken life in stride as the head of her household. By becoming a farmer in Jamdih Bardanr, in rural Jharkhand, she earns her livelihood and educates her five children. But her...

Impact: Mothers & Nurses get their due payment from health department after 3 years

 
/ July 22, 2016

A snoring health department in Dhanbad district was awoken from its three-year slumber of non-payment by Halima Ejaj, a soft-spoken woman in Jharkhand in March. Under the Janani Suraksha Yojana, a mother having an institutional delivery in a government hospital is paid Rs. 1,400, while the Sahiya, the government appointed...

Video Volunteers Impact: An entire village gets work under NREGA

 
/ July 1, 2016

Asha Devi, a farm labourer from Bihar was working hard to make ends meet with her seasonal, meagre earnings. She had no idea, that she could have a supplementary income during the non-harvest seasons through the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), an Indian labour law and social security measure...