Stories of change

Healthy community through access to safe drinking water

A resident of Peren district, Thiuziuwiliu comes from a very humble family of eight, with a great passion to give back to society; she is a social worker who strives to bring about desirable changes in her community. Thiuziuwiliu (39) now works with Siolen, an SHG, formed in 2012 with the very principle of bringing Read More
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Restoring the Balance

A tribal community in Nagaland discovers a way to supplement their income while protecting and conserving their heritage Named after the river flowing alongside, Dzüleke village is a picturesque farming village nestled between evergreen mountains in Kohima district, Nagaland. It is home to about 30 Angami Naga households that dot the lush landscape. Traditionally a Read More
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Deyja Jath Women SHG: Getting socially and economically stronger

In 2018 a group of women from the Nyishi tribe from Jath village in Yachuli block in Arunachal Pradesh came together to form the Deyja Jath Women SHG after with an objective to inculcate the habit of savings and help each other when in need. The SHG members received several trainings on management of SHGs Read More
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Pigs and Livelihood

Backyard piggery is a common practice for most household in rural Nagaland mostly for domestic consumption during festivals or sold to meet cash requirement during emergencies. Mrs. Keku-u from Lasumi village in Phek district says “Meat is an integral part of a Naga meal”. She started rearing pigs since 1996 and tried to manage the Read More
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Who says rearing pigs cannot be a viable means of livelihood?

Kedutsolo-u, 44 years old is from Enhulumi village, Phek district in Nagaland and lives with her husband and three children. In the year 2015 CWWS selected her as one of the farmer for rearing a breeding sow for producing piglets for the market. Since then, she shares that she has received several trainings on piggery Read More
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Improved practices resulting in higher yield

Hailing from K. Basa village under Phek district, Nagaland, Mrs. Vesakholu Rhakho has been practising farming for many years now. She was cultivating potato as well but mostly for self -consumption using low quality seeds. She shares that she had no idea where to procure improved seeds from and that she could not afford to Read More
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Securing livelihood through growing oranges

Since the year 2008, Likha Anna, a member of Yoma Tada SHG in Yachuli Block in Arunachal Pradesh has been cultivating oranges. However, over the years due poor orchard management practices the plants were damaged by insects and infected with diseases because of which she lost interest and started planting other fruit crops. In 2015 Read More
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