A JOURNEY OF PERSEVERANCE

06 January 2020

My name is Ranjeeta Rajbhar and I am from Mumbai. My grandfather, with my father who was a child, came to Mumbai roughly 50 years ago from Banaras and my immediate family has been here  since then. I was born and brought up in Bainganwadi in Mumbai. My father dropped out of school after his 3rd grade while mother did no go to school. I have 4 sisters and 2 brothers and we have always been close.

THE GUIDING LIGHT

29 November 2019

In all folklores, there’s always someone who stands up in times of need, bends the story arc and is celebrated as the hero. 3 year old Aasu from Palghar found her hero and her light, both literally and metaphorically, in her own sister, Roshni. 

FOR OUR CHILDREN

29 November 2019

My name is Thakurlal Koli and I am from Baran, Rajasthan. I live in a large, joint family of 13 members which includes my parents, 2 children, wife, my three younger brothers and their families as well. My father is a farmer and while my mother has been a homemaker, she lends my father a helping hand on the farm too. I completed my schooling in Shahabad (a block in the district of Baran) and graduated from the University of Kota.

CREATING HER OWN IDENTITY

12 November 2019

My name is Vishakha. I was born, and spent my childhood, in Karnataka. My father was a Government employee and I am his only child. I got married when I was 15, came to Mumbai in 1999 and made Govandi our home. Initially I was a homemaker but our financial condition forced me to stand on my own feet. After a couple of years of living in Mumbai, it so happened that we fell short on our monthly rent by Rs. 500.

NOORJAHAN’S DETERMINATION SHINES THROUGH

12 November 2019

At the end of a narrow lane in the transit camp slum pocket is where Noorjahan’s lives. There’s a good chance you’d miss the nondescript structure made out of 4 tin walls and a tin roof, for the garbage dump it sits on. But what makes this unlikely structure a home for Noorjahan, are her 4 children.

BREAKING THE MOULD

04 October 2019

Mamta conducting a home visit.

 

My name is Mamta and I hail from Vikramgad taluka in Palghar, Maharashtra. Being a family of 10, it was quite a struggle for us to make ends meet. I have 6 siblings; 3 sisters and 3 brothers. All of them, expect my youngest brother who is 3, are still completing their education. We own a small general store and it has served as our source of livelihood all these years.

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