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 a new initiative, the Beautypreneur Programme: training women to develop their own micro business in Beauty & Wellness.

Click here for more information about SAATH


Meet some of our farmers


I had no way of earning before Shivia introduced me to poultry farming. Now I am a full-time provider for my family and they are very proud of my achievement.…


I now have a regular income from selling eggs and some chickens. This opportunity has really changed our lives. I'm managing to buy medicines for my sick child. Thank you!…


"Before this programme we were struggling to cope and owed a lot to the village money-lender.  So much has changed for us now we are earning money from raising chickens."…


"Since joining this training programme I have noticed a great many changes…my costs are down, my yield is up and I am making a profit from farming at long last."…

  • I have witnessed first-hand how Shivia has not just changed but transformed people's lives with its livelihood programmes.
    Yasmine Hilton
    Chairman of 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

some of our supporters