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Story and pictures contributed by Ritesh Kumar, Assistant Program Manager, Jharkhand (ed. Susan Thomas, Communications Manager)
Radha Devi and her husband, Dasrath Mahto belong to Rengalbeda village in Manoharpur block of West Singhbhum district, Jharkhand, India. Being small-scale farmers they depended on agricultural produce from a small farmland and a cycle repairing shop, their only source of income until 2014. “Meeting expenses of the school for our children, Umesh and Priya, means we are always a bit stretched for money,” shared Radha Devi. So as a supplementary source of income they tried rearing goats. However high death rates among the goats meant this was not a profitable venture either for them or others in their village.
Story and pictures contributed by Alkendra Kumar Tiwari, Assistant Program Manager, Bihar (ed. Susan Thomas, Communications Manager)
“A teacher must be a good facilitator, competent, knowledgeable, entertaining, inspiring, dedicated, strict, punctual,” this is everything that Poonam Devi, 26, aspires to be and hopes she is, as a video resource person (VRP) with JEEViKA, in her village.
Story and pictures contributed by Ronali Pradhan & Saumit Das, Odisha Regional Office (ed. Susan Thomas, Communications Mgr). This case study was originally compiled for Odisha Livelihood Mission's Newsletter.
Story and pictures contributed by Raushan Kumar, Program Manager, Bihar
(ed. Susan Thomas, Communications Manager)
About twenty women were packed into a small room in Dharahara village, Banmankhi block of Purnea district of Bihar, and concentrating on a video about the practice of Systematic Rice Intensification (SRI) for an improved yield of paddy being projected onto a white sheet pinned to the wall.