Conversations with Kolkata

Welcome to our audio blog where we discuss with our colleagues in Kolkata, Joe Rao and Chandrani Banerjee, our thoughts...

Our response to Covid-19

Our response to Covid-19

We all know too well that when a crisis hits, the poorest and most vulnerable communities in the world suffer...

Support Shivia with your online shopping

With the Covid-19 lockdown you are probably shopping online more than ever. Did you know that you can donate to...

New Trustee Appointment

We are delighted to welcome David Waring onto the board of trustees for Shivia. David was elected at the Trustee...

Thank you…thank you!

That’s a double thank you from everyone at Shivia to all our supporters who helped us to double our fundraising...

Shivia is part of #Togetherband campaign!

What is #TOGETHERBAND? British Sustainable accessories brand BOTTLETOP launched the #TOGETHERBAND campaign on April 22nd 2019 – World Earth Day,...

Double your donation with The Big Give Christmas Challenge!

  The Big Give Christmas Challenge is now on and one donation to Shivia will deliver twice the impact… It’s Giving Tuesday...

Donor field visit with Artemis

We were delighted to welcome representatives from Artemis Fund Management to India in October.  This was our third “Family Field...

Our latest newsletter (November 2019)

We have just published our latest newsletter with updates from India and exciting ways to help support Shivia over the...

Charity Film Awards

Charity Film Awards

We have entered the Charity Film Awards 2019 with a short video about our work in West Bengal.  This is...

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