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Lokhi Ray begins to move

SeSTA started working in Paschim Enkorbari, in the year 2010. Since then, a woman collective named Jonali SHG is endeavoring to ensure sustainable livelihood and enhancement of agency of the …

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A Village Comes Together

Fakirpara is a village in Dhanubhanga Gaon Panchayat of Rangjuli block. The women in this village had 6 SHGs earlier which were promoted under SGSY scheme but before SeSTA's intervention …

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The wonder technique

Abiya Bibi is an SHG member of Bandhan SHG and lives in Dhaknabari village of South Boitamari Gaon Panchayat, Biotamari Block, Bongaigaon district, Assam. Her family comprises of 5 …

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Goats of fortune

Bamungaon is a village which comes under Bamungaon-Duttapur VCDC of Sidli development block. Sukitra Kisku is a Woman farmer, from Jharna SHG and has taken up goat rearing as a …

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Collective of hope

No. 1 Chikajora Village of Barobazar block, inhabited by Bengali and Rajbongshi communities is located in the fringe of Manas National Park. The families have meager landholding and there is …

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Taking Charge of life

Dinobala Ray is from a village called Poshim Enchorbari in Sidli block. She was married at avery young age of 17. Her husband was an alcoholic and never contributed financially …

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Unity is Strength

Keeping in mind and striving to achieve the goal of “families have enhanced income through natural resource management (NRM) and access to market led opportunities”; SeSTA in all of its …

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The Charge of the Baideu Brigade

Dotting the shore of the Mangaldoi River; Chandowalpara and Khoirabai villages in the Darrang district of Assam looks like an idyllic neighbouring village hamlets where the tranquility of the green …

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Aspirations of a landless family

Renuka has not much recollection of her two-three years in school. Her husband, Lakhi Ram, had never been to a school.  The dire economic circumstances during their childhood meant …

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