Show of Hope

Show of Hope is a community photo project designed to help restore our faith in the world, inspire hope for...

Running for Shivia

16,000 people took part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon 2017. Ten of them were running to raise money for...

Oh what a night!

Oh what a night!

Last week was a phenomenal one for Shivia.  The celebrations started on Wednesday evening when we were announced as International...

International Charity award

International Charity award

The 18th Annual Charity Times Awards were hosted in London on Wednesday 4th October and we were delighted that, for...

Extensive press coverage for Nirdhan

Congratulations to Nirdhan on hosting a wonderful event to celebrate their 6th anniversary. There were many members of the regional...

Royal Parks Half Marathon 2017

We are delighted to have another team of 10 runners for this year’s Royal Parks Half Marathon which is on...

Olly’s reflections on Nirdhan’s Annual Day Celebration

Olly’s reflections on Nirdhan’s Annual Day Celebration

24th August 2017 To the team at Nirdhan…..

Nirdhan’s Annual Day Celebrations

Tomorrow, 23rd August, marks the 6th anniversary of the foundation of our organisation in India, Nirdhan.  To mark the occasion...

Feedback from Global Giving’s site visit

In June, Global Giving sent one of their ‘in-the-field’ travellers to visit our team in West Bengal to get an...

PDS gets a boost with donation from St James’s Place Foundation

We were thrilled to be presented with a cheque for £7,500 from St James’s Place Foundation the other day.  We...

Meet some of our farmers

Kalyani

(PDS FARMER)

Kalyani is 30 and married with two children aged 8 and 10 years. She started her poultry enterprise with Shivia in May 2015 and since then…

Kamala

(PDS FARMER)

Kamala is 36 and has three children, one of whom has a brain tumour. Her husband is a daily-wage labourer and prior to her poultry enterprise…

Akina

(PDS FARMER)

Akina is 50 and is married with seven daughters. She and her husband Hajrat used to work as agricultural labourers, earning about £1 each per…

Nishikanta

(AMS FARMER)

Nishikanta is 45 and he registered for AMS in June 2014. He has a small plot of land, part of which he leases to another…

  • 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