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ATM cards for Delhi's homeless

A scheme to enable hundreds of homeless people in Delhi to save has given them an identity and a new sense of pride and achievement

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Identifying the poorest of the poor in Barmer

The dry district of Barmer in Rajasthan, which lies in the Thar desert, has suffered drought for 45 years. The Lok Adhikar Network has been involved in identifying the poorest and most vulnerable groups in this inhospitable region, helping them avail of much-needed government assistance

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Nuakala: Orissa's tribals spin their way out of poverty

In an area stalked by drought, a livelihood initiative for Gond tribal women in Orissa's Kalahandi and Nuapada districts brings about female empowerment and helps alleviate poverty

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Crusading for change

The Hamal Panchayat has assured economic and social security for the unskilled workers of Pune

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Pooling resources to fight hunger

Grainbanks in Chiliguda village, Orissa, help the villagers battle hunger and starvation

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Keeping a pledge

Crops may fail, cattle may die, and schemes may fall through. But, as Vachan realised, what will stay with the people is the ability to challenge a landlord and stand up to a corrupt bureaucrat

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Learning to live without fear

Tribal people in Gudalur, Tamil Nadu, reassert their identity with help from ACCORD. They also become tea planters!

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Functioning collectively

Coolie Sanghas in Karnataka promote entrepreneurship and community livelihood and welfare programmes

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Fighting for their birthright

A massive campaign for land rights in Gujarat forces the state government to grant land titles to thousands of adivasis

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BAIF: The self-help approach

One pregnant crossbred cow changed Noorjahan Mehboob's life. Hundreds of others are being aided by BAIF's holistic approach to rural development

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Harnessing woman power

Wasteland regeneration and other forms of alternative livelihood initiated by Adithi have changed lives in some of the poorest districts of Bihar

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