Advent of Change is back for Christmas 2020

Advent of Change is back for Christmas 2020

Join the giving revolution this Christmas – SHIVIA is proud to be part of Advent of Change once again We...

10 highlights from 2019-2020

We have just published our detailed, illustrated Annual Review for the year 2019/20 which you can view here: Annual Review...

Cyclone Amphan hits West Bengal

The people of West Bengal have been dealt another devastating blow as the full force of Cyclone Amphan hit yesterday....

Photo gallery: Our response to Covid-19

Our field team in West Bengal have been delivering essential items to our beneficiaries, including face-masks, soap, hand sanitiser, sanitary...

Kolkata in lockdown from the air

Conversations with Kolkata

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

Our response to Covid-19

Our response to Covid-19

On 27th March 2020, Olly Donnelly wrote the following statement about how we are responding to Covid-19.   Since then, we...

Support Shivia with your online shopping

Did you know that you can donate to Shivia while you shop? Here’s how… GoRaise: free donations every time you...

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...

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

some of our supporters