A word from…..Martin Stamp, Ionic Information Ltd


We know we can’t change the world overnight but it is important to be heading in the right direction.  Rural poverty in India is not the fault of the people living there – they have few or no avenues for improvement.  Shivia gives them a chance to take more control of their lives: to improve their finances, to improve their nutrition, to improve the prospects for their children and to improve their own status and confidence.  And very often it works; allowing a step change in the prospects for a whole family. I spent 3 years living in India much of it in rural areas.  In my experience the average villager is proud, independent and generous; they work almost non-stop. They need to be helped in a way that works for them and I believe that Shivia does this extremely effectively. Ionic Information is proud to be supporting Shivia’s Poultry Development Services programme and I am very happy that for each new data terminal we install five families in West Bengal will get this opportunity.

Martin Stamp, Managing Director and founder of Alpha Terminal (Ionic Information Ltd)

 

http://www.alphaterminal.co.uk/

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Meet some of our farmers

Kalyani

(PDS FARMER)

Kalyani is 30 and married with two children aged 8 and 10 years. She started her poultry enterprise with Shivia in May 2015 and since then…

Kamala

(PDS FARMER)

Kamala is 36 and has three children, one of whom has a brain tumour. Her husband is a daily-wage labourer and prior to her poultry enterprise…

Akina

(PDS FARMER)

Akina is 50 and is married with seven daughters. She and her husband Hajrat used to work as agricultural labourers, earning about £1 each per…

Nishikanta

(AMS FARMER)

Nishikanta is 45 and he registered for AMS in June 2014. He has a small plot of land, part of which he leases to another…

  • Shivia was a natural project for The Funding Network to support: a strong social change mission, with a local focus providing a hand up, not a hand out to the women and communities it works with.
    Karen Millen
    UK Operations Manager, The Funding Network
  • We were thrilled to see the impact of the work being done and to meet the team on the ground. It was truly humbling to see the difference being made to so many people by this group of highly motivated and capable people.
    Stewart Brown
    Director Artemis Investment Management LLP
  • We are excited to support such a strategically-minded and professionally run charity that is making a real and sustainable difference. The focus and design of the livelihood programmes are simple and highly effective – and the results speak for themselves.
    Lars-eric Roden
    Director, The T&J Meyer Foundation
  • Farming is my only source of income... I registered with Shivia to learn how to reduce my farming expenses and produce better quality outputs. I am definitely seeing good results compared to previous years and have learned how to make bio-pesticides.
    AMS farmer
    Familia location West Bengal
  • I cannot thank Shivia enough for giving me this opportunity. I am extremely happy that your team held my hand and provided me with excellent training to understand about raising chickens and earning money from them. I now have the confidence to carry on with my poultry enterprise on my own.
    PDS farmer
    Kolaghat location West Bengal

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