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Dhanada Kahta finds joy and income in washing sheaths

Dhanada Kahta finds joy and income in washing sheaths

Life should be lived the fullest, is the motto of Dhanada Kahta, aged 50 years, since her husband passed away 15 years ago. Because you never know when it ends. When she married, Dhanada had thought she had the assurance her husband would look after her for the rest of life. Instead, Dhanada took that…

Ruma Devi receives Nari Shakti Puraskar

Ruma Devi receives Nari Shakti Puraskar

Ms. Ruma Devi comes from a village in Barmer. She dropped out of school in 8th class because she had to contribute to the family income. She started doing embroidery work, which was the start of Ruma Devi’s journey towards women empowerment. On March 8, 2019, Ruma Devi conferred the Nari Shakti Puraskar by HE…

Every day is Women’s Day for Women on Wings

Every day is Women’s Day for Women on Wings

Women form the backbone of rural communities: they fetch water, do the laundry, clean, prepare food and look after their children and cattle. For many women, it is a daily struggle for even a decent livelihood. Of the almost 1.3 billion people that live in India, 800 million live in rural areas. Most women lack…

New business partner ACT upcycles newspapers

New business partner ACT upcycles newspapers

Paper Wings is a community owned company of women in Self Help Groups (SHGs) from villages in Haryana. It is an initiative from Action Center for Transformation (ACT) which aims to achieve sustainable livelihoods by providing skill training and employment to women artisans, largely in the recycling and upcycling of newspapers. Social and economic empowerment…

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