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Livelihood Knowledge Product

The livelihood partners established strong linkages with relevant scientific institutes and technical service providers so that the beneficiaries could be equipped with sound techniques....
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Helping adults find employment

Scheduled Tribe (ST) residents of Jalpaiguri district, in West Bengal, in eastern India, have little knowledge of their entitlements under government schemes. With few jobs, low wages and no opportuni...
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Livelihood options for farmers

Farmer Hala Behera and his wife Kuni struggled to make a living from their two acres of land, or to find local jobs paying at least the minimum wage. Neither they, nor their fellow villagers in Karala...
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Empowering the Disabled

With support from PACS and partner Chaupal, persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the state of Chhattisgarh in central India are asserting their rights collectively via a disability forum. They are chal...
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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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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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