Livelihood for 500 Tribal Women in Gujarat

 
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Livelihood for 500 Tribal Women in Gujarat

Livelihood for 500 Tribal Women in Gujarat
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Gujarati tribal women and their cotton crops

Gujarati tribal women and their cotton crops
Sakhi Sangathan farmers pose with the cotton crops that are an essential part of their livelihood. (view small | med | large | orig)

Tribal farmers

Tribal farmers
Tribal farmers head to a health camp led by Vikalp to learn about issues ranging from basic infection control to dangers of exposure to certain chemicals to reproductive rights. (view small | med | large | orig)

women farmers in their field

women farmers in their field
traditionally farmers have always alternated between two varieties of crops in the same field at the same time where one is a cash crop like cotton and another crop will be of pulses or cereals which they use for self-sustenance in the picture you can see both corn and cotton plants (view small | med | large | orig)

international women's day

international women's day
on March 8 on the occasion of International Women's Day Women in Tilakwada take part in a signature campaign in which they make a promise to educate their girl children and fight against violence against women we also celebrate other important days like international human rights day (view small | med | large | orig)

training

training
this meeting was for review and evaluation of the previous project the women collectively reviewed the accounts of the previous year and took decisions on the interest rates that thay will charge for the revolving fund and also did their SHG grading these processes are participatory and democratic (view small | med | large | orig)

Woman driving goods to the market

Woman driving goods to the market
Maniben, a tribal farmer, successfully learns to drive her goods to the market. This is a skill that many women don't know, yet is a critical one to success in this line of work. Vikalp worked with Maniben to make sure she knew all the necessary skills. She was among the first to learn how to take her goods to the market. Her achievements inspired others to conceptualize this idea at a larger, collective level. (view small | med | large | orig)

orientation and training to monitor NREGA

orientation and training to monitor NREGA
the women in the cooperative have also taken the intiative to perform social audit and monitoring of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme that guarantees 100 days of employment to people during the non-farming period (view small | med | large | orig)

Cotton collection

Cotton collection
women conducting the sale of cotton on their own and earning profits for their co-operative thereby eliminating exploitative middlemen this step has been frought with problems with politicians lobbies and middle men getting up in arms against the organisation and the women from the cooperative (view small | med | large | orig)

cotton collection centre

cotton collection centre
women managing the cotton collection centre (view small | med | large | orig)

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Organization

VIKALP WOMEN'S GROUP

Baroda, Gujarat, India

Project Leader

Indira Pathak

Managing Trustee
Baroda, Gujarat India

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Map of Livelihood for 500 Tribal Women in Gujarat