Our partner NGOs in India

We work with excellent partners in India who deliver the programmes on the ground.  Our partners specialise in delivering effective and sustainable livelihood programmes to support the rural and urban poor.

Nirdhan Development and Microfinance

We have been working with Nirdhan since 2011.  Together we launched our three agricultural livelihood programmes to support the rural poor in West Bengal.

Click here for more information about Nirdhan



Shivia first partnered with SAATH in 2012/13 on their Nirman Programme, providing training to workers in the informal sector in the areas of electrical work, carpentry, masonry and plumbing to increase their earning potential.

We are delighted to be working with SAATH once again in 2020/21 on two new initiatives:

Beautypreneur Programme

  • providing business skills training to women so they can start their own entrepreneurial enterprise in the Beauty & Wellness sector

Cooks Training Programme

  • a skills-based training programme aimed at urban slum dwellers to enhance job prospects and increase income in the Home Management sector

Click here for more information about SAATH




(PDS Farmer)

"I had no way of earning before Shivia introduced me to poultry…


(PDS Farmer)

"I now have a regular income from selling eggs and some chickens.…


(PDS Farmer)

"Before this programme we were struggling to cope and owed a lot…


(AMS Farmer)

"Since joining the AMS programme I have noticed very many positive changes.…

  • Agri-management Services has the capacity to deliver lasting change for our farmers. I have always felt that the farmers feed our nation while they can hardly afford to feed themselves. What an irony. So if my team and I are able to help farmers earn a sustainable income through agriculture, there’s nothing better than this.

    Joe Rao
    Shivia Lead Consultant
  • I have witnessed first-hand how Shivia has not just changed but transformed people's lives with its livelihood programmes.
    Yasmine Hilton
    Chairman Shivia
  • Alquity supports Shivia because they transform lives by giving people the opportunity to do things themselves and they do it with dignity.
    Suresh Mistry
    Director, Alquity
  • 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