#Rural Livelihood

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Rural women entrepreneurs use organic food and local crafts to create sustainable livelihoods in Kumaon

Harela Community Shop is run by two young and enterprising women, Kamla Rautela and Vimla Mehra and sells products from hand knitted woollens to condiments....
on Aug 20, 2015

What sustainability could mean to an inaccessible village in Odisha

Taking a gap year in the middle of my masters and deciding to work with a tribal community in Odisha changed my life.
on Jun 16, 2015

Cloth as currency – How Goonj is creating a parallel cashless economy

Using clothing, furniture, foodgrains, and such, Goonj is helping rural communities develop their own infrastructure through cashless transactions.
on Mar 13, 2015

Sreejith Nedumpully: ‘Creating small, locally-rooted enterprises is the best way to generate livelihoods and raise living standards’

Rope International founder Sreejith Nedumpully believes that by engaging rural communities in skilled labour can help raise their standard of living.
on Mar 13, 2015

The man who moved a mountain – Dashrath Manjhi

This is the story of Dashrath Manjhi: the man who moved a mountain, so his people could reach civilization (including a doctor) in time.
on Jan 16, 2015

#Untravel: 7 enterprising people you’ll meet in rural West Bengal

You haven't seen the best of rural West Bengal's countryside if you haven't met its umbrella makers or zari weavers.
on Jan 2, 2015