Empower deserted women and widows in rural India

 
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Empower deserted women and widows in rural India

Empower deserted women and widows in rural India
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Mangala from village Kangaon.

Mangala from village Kangaon.
A widow waiting to start her new life with other women at Chetana-Vikas. (view small | med | large | orig)

Women to Women

Women to Women
Members of Steering committee formed for solving difficulties faced by deserted women and widows during the meeting. This consists of 9 members catering to women residing in 5 to 7 villages. (view small | med | large | orig)

Baby Parteki from Kurzadi Jamtha

Baby Parteki from Kurzadi Jamtha
An empowered deserted tribal woman. After availing a loan of 200$, she is now a successful small trader who has now diversified with selling bangles, kerosene, stationery and has become financially independent. (view small | med | large | orig)

Nita Chore (in yellow saree) from village Manikwad

Nita Chore (in yellow saree) from village Manikwad
An empowered widow with three children who has setup a business in the front portion of her house which caters to other women from nearby 10 villages. The business is of cosmetics and other ladies articles, shoes, decoration material etc. She also goes to other villages on their weekly market days. (view small | med | large | orig)

Padma Raut from village Manikwada

Padma Raut from village Manikwada
An already empowered woman who has not broken down when she became a widow. She broke all barriers in the village community when she started a make shift barber shop in her house. She took a loan to start this business and has diversified into selling stationery. (view small | med | large | orig)

Widow as a skilled farming person

Widow as a skilled farming person
Gumfa in the red saree in the centre learns the basics of adopting better farming practices. (view small | med | large | orig)

Empowered woman inspiring a life in the shadows

Empowered woman inspiring a life in the shadows
The widow on the right is still hesitant to make the move for a better life. Being inspired by a widow Surekha on the left who has come up as a pioneer village leader after being provided the opportunity. (view small | med | large | orig)

Sindhu's fragile frame handling 6 kg iron press

Sindhu's fragile frame handling 6 kg iron press
Photo from Progress Report 'GIFTING WINGS' (view small | med | large | orig)

Sindhu at her home where she lives all by her self

Sindhu at her home where she lives all by her self
Photo from Progress Report 'GIFTING WINGS' (view small | med | large | orig)

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