Our field team

Our programmes are delivered by our team of Field Supervisors and Livelihood Service Providers (LSP).

They are all recruited from the villages where we work. They speak the local language and understand the problems faced by the communities. Above all, our beneficiaries know and trust them.

We recruit a team for each of the locations we are working in (currently four) with one Field Supervisor and up to ten Livelihood Service Providers.  They are all fully trained to deliver our programmes.

Once a year the whole team gathers together for the annual award ceremony when everyone is congratulated on the achievements for the year.  Awards are given out for performance including:

For Best Performing LSP:

  • Number of toolkits distributed
  • Number of new farmers added for the year under review
  • Number of existing farmers retained for the year under review
  • Mortality rates of chickens
  • Work attitude and discipline

For Best Performing Field Supervisor or Location, in addition to the above:

  • Meeting location targets for the year under review
  • Level of service provided to farmers
  • Management of LSPs, farmers and the programme generally
  • Overall level of responsibility and efficiency

2017 Award Ceremony

Awards were presented by representatives of The Artemis Charitable Foundation who were visiting our operations to see the impact of their donations to Shivia.

Meet some of our farmers



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 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 is 50 and is married with seven daughters. She and her husband Hajrat used to work as daily agricultural labourers, earning approximately Rs 100…



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 TFN 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

some of our supporters