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Fighting Poverty to Rise and Accomplish Her Dreams: Story of a Champion, Farzana

Fighting Poverty to Rise and Accomplish Her Dreams: Story of a Champion, Farzana

A 17 year girl Farzana has been residing in slums often known as ‘zhoppad patti’ in Mumbai. Her family migrated from rural Bihar to Mumbai in search of livelihood opportunities. Her family comprises of herself, her parents, and 4 other siblings.

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Giving Wings to Zannat’s Ambitions

Giving Wings to Zannat’s Ambitions

Zannat is a 12 year old girl. She lives with her mother who has been living in Maratha Mandir for the past 30 years. Her father left them 10 years back. Since then, her mother has been taking care of all the household chores and running the errands for the family. Zannat’s mother is working as a domestic worker and earns just Rs.3500 per month.

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Ensuring Safe and Healthy Pregnancy for Young Mothers like Shelja

Ensuring Safe and Healthy Pregnancy for Young Mothers like Shelja

Pregnancy is by far the most beautiful experience for any women. It is extremely important for women to receive proper care during this time so as to ensure that the child born is fit and healthy. Shelja from Rajghatta, Rural Bangalore got married as soon as she turned 18. A month into the marriage, she conceived and was pregnant with her first child, a daughter.

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Helping Bangalore Adolescents Demand a Clean Toilet for their School

Helping Bangalore Adolescents Demand a Clean Toilet for their School

Accessibility to a toilet is extremely important for adolescent girls. Imagine a situation when a young school going girl needs to use the toilet real urgent, she takes permission from her class teacher, traverses the entire school premises, reaches the school gate, crosses the main road in front of the school and reaches the public toilet, which is not clean.. Anu, a Class 8 student from Karnataka Model Government High School in Vemagal (in Bangalore rural) was fed up of this situation. During the days she had her periods, she used to miss school just to avoid this hassle. This hamperedher studies, Anu, who was one of the brightest students in her class, one of the achievers in her class had started missing a lot of classes.

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Priyanka Fights for Her Rights, Emerges as a Role Model for her Community

Priyanka Fights for Her Rights, Emerges as a Role Model for her Community

Nineteen year old, Priyanka has evolved from being shy and docile to a confident and assertive girl. Hailing from rural Odisha, she is determined to something good for her parents and siblings after completing her schooling.

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