Vasant Subramanyan | Chairman

Appointment date: August 2011 Mr Subramanyan is Director and CEO of Last Peak, a full-service Info Tech enabled services provider, healthcare management...

Shouryabrata Mandal | Director

Appointment date: August 2011 Career: Mr Mandal is a partner at the Indian national law firm, Fox Mandal, based in...

Sundaresan Radhakrishnan | Director

Appointment Date: December 2013 Career: Mr Radhakrishnan is President of TiE (The IndusEntrepreneurs), Kolkata and Chairman of ICTE subcommittee of...

Gallery: West Bengal

Take a look at some of our photos from where we are working in West Bengal

Joe Rao | General Manager

Appointment Date: Mr Rao has worked with Shivia since March 2010.  Career: Mr Rao was appointed Acting General Manager of...

Chandrani Banerjee | Head of Livelihood Programmes

Appointment Date: Ms Banerjee became a consultant to Nirdhan in March 2010 and was appointed Head of Livelihood Programme in...

Aloke Saha | Head of Finance

Appointment Date: Mr Saha became a consultant to Nirdhan in March 2010 and was appointed Head of Finance in January...

Habib Reza | Operations Consultant

Appointment date: Mr Reza was appointed a consultant to Nirdhan in March 2010. Career: Mr Reza is assistant accountant for...


ANAWARA first registered for the Poultry Development Services livelihood programme (PDS) in August 2012 and has since invested in five poultry...

Meet some of our farmers


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.…


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!…


"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."…


"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

some of our supporters