A word from…. the De Laszlo Foundation


Damon de Laszlo, The Damon de Laszlo Foundation

Shivia’s unique approach to helping subsistence farmers in West Bengal is very effective. They train individuals, giving them specific expertise to improve their agricultural output for the benefit of the whole family. The first great success has been teaching many thousands how to raise chickens and take advantage of selling eggs to produce an income. Having studied the lives of their beneficiaries, and asking them where they needed help, their second project was with agriculture and their third with goats.   When I visited Shivia in West Bengal in November 2015, it was interesting to note the number of water ponds and the possibility of developing fish-farming as another source of protein and income.  The Shivia team always starts a project with in-depth research and I am delighted to learn that they are now in a position to conduct a research project into fish-farming as their next livelihood enhancing programme. I look forward to hearing the results later this year and hope others will join me in supporting this project.

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IMPACT STORIES

KALYANI

(PDS Farmer)

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

KAMALA

(PDS Farmer)

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

AKINA

(PDS Farmer)

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

NISHIKANTA

(AMS Farmer)

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

  • It has been a pleasure to help shine a light on the inspirational work that Shivia does. The team’s passion and determination to make a lasting difference to families living in poverty – and doing so respectfully – is clear in every interaction. By contributing support for their marketing communications and brand identity evolution, we hope that they will be able to empower even more people in the future.
    Rebecca Lovelock
    Founder at Bretom
  • Shivia’s work is very impressive - how it is carried out and who the people are working in the locations.  It is a very healthy and together team which is being very effective.
    Jane Meyer
    Trustee of T&J Meyer Family Foundation
  • "The work Shivia does is simple and yet so life-changing, we’re thrilled to have been part of the charity’s growth story and hope to partner with them for many years to come.”
    Marisa Charosky
    Coordinator - Artemis Charitable Foundation
  • Agri-management Services has the capacity to deliver lasting change for our farmers. I have always felt that the farmers feed our nation while they can hardly afford to feed themselves. What an irony. So if my team and I are able to help farmers earn a sustainable income through agriculture, there’s nothing better than this.

    Joe Rao
    Lead Consultant for Shivia
  • 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