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Prioritising education

The young people of Sripanka, in the Daringbadi block of Kandhamal district of Odisha, highlighted education as the highest priority for local development. With the help of PACS and partner VICALP, vi...
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Finding a Way to Inclusion

As a disabled woman, Barna Mahali was unable to share many of the benefits received by her fellow villagers in Sanramalai village, in Sundergarh district of Odisha, in eastern India. She was not incl...
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Restoring Livelihood Security

For close to 50 years, Ghanshyam and other residents of Dumbisahi village in Odisha lived in penury because forest officials would not let them practice their traditional trade of rearing silk worms. ...
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Supporting Female Farmers

In her role as a Community Animator under the PACS pro-poor crops livelihood model, 28 year-old Raibari Naik is breaking down caste and tribal boundaries by bringing together female farmers from Sched...
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Supporting Women Entrepreneurs

With a growing family and a failing family business, 26 year-old Jagyasina Ping started to worry about finances. However, when she joined her local Self-Help Group she received small business training...
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Independence Through Chickens

As the eldest daughter-in-law in her husband’s family, 23-year-old Sairendri Kissan from the Jharsuguda district of Odisha is responsible for taking care of the everyday needs of her eight-member ho...
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Vegetables Bring Independence

65-year-old Sulochana Majhi is a widow. For many women in India, becoming a widow means taking on a life of social exclusion, looked down upon by the rest of society. But not Sulochana! Trained under ...
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Odisha Inclusion Utsav

06 February 2016
At the end of its seven-year-long journey empowering marginalised communities and thus creating leadership among them, the Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) programme celebrated with a three-day clos...
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Pro-Poor Crop Livelihood Model

This photo gallery summarises how the PACS inclusive pro-poor crops livelihood model is supporting female farmers from Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities to produce food items like vegeta...
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Improving MGNREGA Inclusion

PACS has been working to increase awareness about, demand for and participation in the MGNREGA employment scheme, especially amongst socially excluded groups. One way in which they have done this is t...
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