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...

Shivia shortlisted for Charity Times award!

We are delighted that, for the third year running, we have been shortlisted for an award by Charity Times.  We...

Great feedback about our newly designed Annual Review….

Annual Review 2017

Click here to read our Annual Review for the year 2016/17     Contents include: Ten highlights from the year...

Spring Newsletter 2017

Click to view: 2017 Spring Newsletter     Highlights from this newsletter include: Appointment of Yasmine Hilton as trustee Reports...

Winter newsletter 2016

Click to view Shivia Winter Newsletter 2016       Highlights from this newsletter include: PDS: a focus on women...

Summer newsletter 2016

Click to view 2016 Summer Newsletter     Highlights from this newsletter include: Bill Gates: “Why I would raise chickens”....

Spring newsletter 2016

Click to view Shivia Spring Newsletter 2016     Highlights from this newsletter include: Report from the field by Victoria Denison...

Read our impact stories


(PDS Farmer)

"I had no way of earning before Shivia introduced me to poultry…


(PDS Farmer)

"I now have a regular income from selling eggs and some chickens.…


(PDS Farmer)

"Before this programme we were struggling to cope and owed a lot…


(AMS Farmer)

"Since joining the AMS programme I have noticed very many positive changes.…

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