Grassroots leadership

We walk together

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.

Love thy neighbour

By |2022-03-24T10:02:18+00:00October 18, 2021|Grassroots leadership, Case Studies - What We Do, Rajasthan|

Batulben from Sanjay Nagar Basti in Rajasthan had attended school until the 8th grade. To support her family financially, Batulben had joined SEWA for training in Lac craft and stitching, and soon became a trainer for these skills. She was also determined to complete her education and with the support of her family, was pursuing her 10th grade studies from an open school.

Tackling Domestic Abuse

By |2022-03-28T18:23:10+00:00September 1, 2021|Case Studies - What We Do, Delhi, Grassroots leadership|

The concerns arising through the lockdown are endless;  displacement, hunger, lack of shelter and distress with employment being the most paramount. With everyone held up indoors, there has been a significant rise of domestic violence cases reported across the country. One of SEWA’s community members, Manju Ben reported the same in one of the meetings. She was being abused by her husband and sister-in-law.

Mubarakpur and Danapur’s Fight Against COVID-19

By |2022-03-28T18:25:36+00:00September 1, 2021|Case Studies - What We Do, Bihar, Grassroots leadership|

The community members of Mubarakpur and Danapur communicated their distress and anxieties of having to die of starvation if food supplies did not reach them any sooner. Understanding the emergency of the situation, SEWA aagewans redirected their efforts and channelled in supplies from the government and distributed it among community members by the ward councillor.

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