Living proof that there’s strength in numbers, women in rural India are joining self-help groups and gaining newfound confidence, agricultural skills and a supportive social network in the process.
After years working as underpaid farm labourers, young Katkari couple Ganesh and Anusaya are now cultivating their own crops and enjoying a life free of exploitation. This is their story.
Having lived through land grabs when they were growing up, young Katkari couple Buddhaji and Suman are determined that their own children will have a better life.
Since Indian organisation SAKAV started helping them, Indigenous couple Suman and Ambaji have made major progress, cultivating enough veges that they can feed themselves and sell the rest for profit.
In recent weeks, we’ve heard from poor Indian families about how Oxfam’s local partner SAKAV has helped them turn their lives around. Now it’s time for SAKAV’s Director Arun Shivkar to tell his story.
With four adult children to support and seasonal farm work their only source of income, Tanaabai and Tukaram were doing it tough, until they learned about the Forest Rights Act …
In part two of our story series from India, we meet Balram and Seeta, whose lives have got a whole lot better since making a land claim and starting to work for themselves.
From exploited agricultural labourers on someone else’s land, to land-owners with a thriving vegetable crop, Indian couple Yashwant and Hira can now look forward to a brighter, more secure future.