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Success Story of SEWA Sangini at RBI Creche Facility

Success Story of SEWA Sangini at RBI Creche Facility

Taramati is a 51-year-oldSanginiwho lives in Ramdarbar in Chandigarh with her sons and daughters-in-law. She was working as a part time domestic worker for many years but would not get fair wages.Being more or less dependent on her children, she was leading an unfulfilled and suppressed life. She wanted to build her self-reliance and not …

Success Story of SEWA Sangini at RBI Creche Facility

Success Story of SEWA Sangini at RBI Creche Facility

Taramati is a 51-year-old Sangini who lives in Ramdarbar in Chandigarh with her sons and daughters-in-law. She was working as a part time domestic worker for many years but would not get fair wages. Being more or less dependent on her children, she was leading an unfulfilled and suppressed life. She wanted to build her self-reliance …

Participatory Development- Success Story from Saketri

Participatory Development- Success Story from Saketri

SEWA Punjab aims to develop Saketri through a participatory approach and build amongst the members a sense of responsibility towards their community. One such example of community driven development is that of the playground at Saketri. There was a large vacant area in the slum like a dumping ground that was lying unused. SEWA Punjab …

SEWA Bank Saathi Kiranbir Kaur

SEWA Bank Saathi Kiranbir Kaur

Kiranbir Kaur is a SEWA Bank Saathi from Gurdaspur district. Seeing the hardships being faced by several helpless people in her community and surrounding areas during the lockdown, she took it up as a challenge and transformed it into an opportunity. Besides reaching out and helping the old and infirm with transactions to support their …

SEWA Bank Saathi Kiranpal Kaur

SEWA Bank Saathi Kiranpal Kaur

Kiranpal Kaur from Nabha district had been unemployed and not in the position to travel outside her village for work. This led her into a state of despondency at not being economically self-sufficient. At a time when she was looking for a new start, she was introduced to SEWA Punjab and trained as a Banking …

SEWA Bank Saathi Narinder Kaur

SEWA Bank Saathi Narinder Kaur

Narinder Kaur lives in Batala Block, Gurdaspur District. She used to run a shop where she sold bindis, bangles and seasonal items but there was not enough earning for her to sustain hers or her family’s expenses.  Narinder was provided financial literacy training by SEWA Punjab as a Bank Saathi. She now facilitates doorstep delivery …

Supporting Women Victims of Domestic Violence

Supporting Women Victims of Domestic Violence

During the lockdown, local women leaders (known as Master Trainers trained by SEWA Punjab) conducted door to door health awareness sessions with women of the community. During one such session in Patiala she-came across a woman who was a victim of domestic violence by her husband and her in-laws. The Master Trainer along with the …

Providing Support during COVID-19 Lockdown

Providing Support during COVID-19 Lockdown

SSK coordinators are playing a crucial role in helping vulnerable, at-risk communities to access their public welfare entitlements and improve the quality and circumstances of their lives. Here is how Harpreet,SEWA Shakti Kendra coordinator from Sanour, Patiala, reached out to an elderly couple who were thrown out of their home by their own children during …