Stories of change

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Overcoming Challenges and Insecurities that Come with Living on the Streets

Pinky is a 17 years old girl. She originally belongs to a village 25 km away from Kolkata. But her parents migrated to Kolkata in search of better opportunities. Pinky’s parents believed that moving to a big city like Kolkata will offer better avenues for education and employment.

Moving to Kolkata was a tough decision to make. They faced many challenges. Living in a temporary make-shift shelter next to Dhapa, Kolkata’s biggest dumping ground was one of the biggest challenges they faced. Pinky is living here with her parents and two younger sisters.

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Gaining the Confidence to Change the Future

Gaining the Confidence to Change the Future

Sonali Sivaji Satkar is a 14 year old girl who lives with her parents and six sisters in Mumbai. Her father works as a coolie and mother works as a domestic worker. Living in a home that is a safe shelter was a comfort Sonali and her family never got. It was a nightmare living on the streets.

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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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