Tag: rural women

// 11.11.22

A conversation with Sumitra Devi: the regenerative agriculture pioneer

Authors: Akanksha Mishra (PRADAN), Meghna Mukherjee (MetaMeta Research), and Marina Vara GutiĆ©rrez (Aidenvironment).   Meet Sumitra Devi. She hails from Chatugada village in the Bokaro district of Jharkhand. Since 2007, PRADAN started promoting self-help groups (a self-help group is an intermediary financial institution usually composed of 12 to 25 local women. The main idea was to ease access to credit […]

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By Judith Knibbe
// 04.11.22

Conversation with Shobha Tiwari: A champion of tribal land rights

Authors: Anushree Mitra (MetaMeta Research), Meghna Mukherjee (MetaMeta Research), Poulomi Mallick (PRADAN)   Meet Shobha Tiwari. Though she hails from Chattisgarh state in India, she has lived and worked in Samnapur Block, Dindori district of Madhya Pradesh (MP), for most of her life. After her post-graduation, she was preparing for her Master’s in Philosophy when she joined Ekta Parishad[1] (an […]

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By Judith Knibbe
// 28.10.22

A conversation with Meera Devi: A businesswoman

Article by: Meghna Mukherjee (MetaMeta Research), Shubham Jain (MetaMeta Research), Vinitika Lal (PRADAN)     Meet Meera Devi from Kutela Gram in Dindori District in Madhya Pradesh, India. Meera has been running a Bio-Resource Centre (BRC), which makes and supplies organic inputs like biofertilizers and bio-pesticides. A BRC is a small organization promoted by PRADAN, an NGO working in the […]

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By Judith Knibbe
// 21.10.22

A conversation with Bimla Kujur: The Samvidhan Saathi

Article by: Vinitika Lal (PRADAN), Arpan Mondal (MetaMeta Research), Meghna Mukherjee (MetaMeta Research), and Iqra Khan (PRADAN)       Meet Bimla Kujur. Bimla hails from Marcha-Dautoli, a small village in India in Marcha Panchayat, Torpa Block, Jharkhand. Bimla has been working as a Samvidhan Saathi (literally translates to Constitution companion) for the last year, in the field of local […]

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