Anjali Das

Over the years we have collected numerous stories about the impact of our programmes.  In the majority of cases they...

Sabita Majhi

Sabita is one of our most successful poultry farmers. She is very proud of what she has achieved in a...

AMS leads to marriage proposal!

Meet Raju (pictured here in the centre), a young man of  23 years old living with his parents in one...

Saktipada Biswas

Saktipada Biswas

Saktipada joined us in 2014, the year we launched our Agri-management Services (AMS) programme in West Bengal.  Prior to this...

Rina Khatrapal

Rina Khatrapal

Rina joined Poultry Development Services in 2015 and her story is typical of so many of the women we work...

Basani Ray

Basani Ray

Basanti joined us in 2016 and has chosen to raise ducks rather than chickens. Like so many of our women...

Jhuma Majumder

Jhuma Majumder

Sometimes raising chickens can be the stepping stone to bigger and better things as our women farmers use their income,...

Kadam Ray

Kadam Ray

Like so many women living in rural West Bengal, Kadam Ray had no opportunity to work in her village and...

AMS research by volunteer Oliver Shasha

In August 2018, Shivia volunteer Oliver Shasha travelled to West Bengal to report on the impact of Agri-management Services.  Here...

A really fantastic story

Here’s a new video from West Bengal featuring one of our chicken farmers called Kalyani. It was filmed in January...

Meet some of our farmers

Kalyani

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.…

Kamala

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!…

Akina

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.…

Nishikanta

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

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