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

(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 daily agricultural labourers, earning approximately Rs 100…

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…

  • Shivia was a natural project for TFN to support: a strong social change mission, with a local focus providing a hand up, not a hand out to the women and communities it works with.
    Karen Millen
    UK Operations Manager, The Funding Network
  • 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
  • I cannot thank Shivia enough for giving me this opportunity. I am extremely happy that your team held my hand and provided me with excellent training to understand about raising chickens and earning money from them. I now have the confidence to carry on with my poultry enterprise on my own.
    PDS farmer
    Kolaghat location West Bengal

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