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By |2022-03-28T18:09:33+00:00October 18, 2021|Grassroots leadership, Case Studies - What We Do, Uttarakhand|

A resident of Samaspur village in Uttarakhand, Sheelaben is one if the oldest aagewans in SEWA, and one whose energy is difficult to match. She had moved to Dehradun with her husband as a young bride, and to support their family of 7, she learned stitching, estimating her measurements as she had never received a primary education. She joined SEWA in 2012, and became an aagewan soon after.

Sheela Ben Samaspur Uttarakhand

By |2021-11-11T06:09:15+00:00September 1, 2021|Case Studies - What We Do, Grassroots Mobilization, Uttarakhand|

A resident of Samaspur village in Uttarakhand, Sheelaben is one of the oldest aagewans in SEWA, and one whose energy is difficult to match. She had moved to Dehradun with her husband as a young bride, and to support their family of 7, she learned stitching, estimating her measurements as she had never received a primary education.

Pushpaben Soft-Toy maker

By |2021-11-11T06:11:23+00:00August 30, 2021|Case Studies - What We Do, Mahila Micropreneur, Uttarakhand|

Pushpa behen, 40, was born in Benaras, far away from the city of Dehradun, where she currently lives. She had finished her 10th class in the year 1999, when she was married off. “He was only 8th pass and drove trucks for a living.”, she says. After her marriage, she had to shift to a region completely unfamiliar to her own lived experience.

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