Monthly Archives: March 2018

A woman shopkeeper in Kurla, Mumbai tells her story

As told to Nisha Bharti, Consultant, Aajeevika Bureau  Bharti, a 55 year old widow, was a mother of five by the age of just 30. Her husband died fifteen years ago. While she has married off her two daughters, the responsibility … Continue reading

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Kavita’s story: 15 years living and working in Ahmedabad’s construction sites

As told to Jagjit Singh, Aajeevika Bureau Kavita has been living in Ahmedabad for the last 15 years with her husband. Her troubles started when her husband fell sick and could no longer work. They have been living at various … Continue reading

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Rallying for our rations – Ujala Samoohs fight back

This International Women’s Day celebrates the rural activists transforming women’s lives, with the hashtag #TimeisNow. In rural India, activists stand up for women’s rights and entitlements everyday. Brave and courageous Ujala Samoohs – or women’s empowerment groups – rally for … Continue reading

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Caregiver and domestic help: how Shoba copes with her husband’s paralysis

As told to Nisha Bharti, Consultant, Aajeevika Bureau When the main breadwinner in the household becomes ill and can no longer work, the repercussions are felt for the whole family, particularly the women.  Shoba, 42 years old, is the full-time caretaker … Continue reading

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Manjula: an Ahmedabad tailor who wants to be her own boss

As told to Jagjit Singh, Executive, Aajeevika Bureau Manjula has been working in a small garment unit in Narol for the last 5 years. She works in the tailoring division and stitches buttons. She works on piece-rate basis and therefore has … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: A Woman Fish Vendor of Mumbai

As told to Nisha Bharti, Consultant, Aajeevika Bureau Lata Raju Yadav, a 52 year old widow, was born in a small village called Damner, near Bhusawal. She now works as a fish vendor in Mumbai.  I was nine years old … Continue reading

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