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 insight into and report back on the work we are doing there.  Joe and Chandrani took Adrija Ghosh to see some of the families who are benefiting from our poultry rearing programme, Poultry Development Services. Here is what Adrija wrote after her visit:

I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Chandrani and Joe for their immense cooperation during the visit. In spite of the adverse climatic conditions, Chandrani took me out for the field visits and through discussions she had opened a new vision regarding the grass-root level work in rural areas. The work done by the organisation has amazed me. Its holistic approach towards development through women empowerment and by reducing migration of rural youth leads to both social and economic uplift of a place. Once again, thank you for such an enlightening experience.

Here is Adrija with one of our farmers and her husband…


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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

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