Fellows by Category
Mohammad Amin of India's Orissa State is creating economic self-help cooperatives supported by an alternative banking system that caters to the urban and rural poor who lack land or other assets.
By organizing female vendors to fight exploitation and realize their market potential, Sunita Bagal is creating employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for India's poorest women working in villages at places of worship, historical monuments, and fairs.
Aparna is creating a global microretail chain that features disadvantaged women as both suppliers and sellers. Her retail chain, which opened in Kolkata last year with distinctively branded mobile points of sale, is beginning to expand to other Indian states and has attracted the attention of NRI groups as far away as Europe and the US.
After earning masters in public health at Johns Hopkins University(USA), Drs. Abhay and Rani Bang are launching a program in India that promises significant changes both in the public delivery of services and in public health priorities and policy.
Rashida Begum's difficult early life motivated her to help the virtually powerless women of India improve their economic and social status.
Sachidanand Bharati, a key Chipko activist and environmental crusader, is organizing women into groups of green police, the Mahila Mangal Dals, to create and manage "forests of water" in the drought hit Himalayas. His water management system combines traditional methods found throughout India with new, homegrown techniques and aims to halt the famine and degradation of forest lands in the...
Rakhee Choudhury is teaching Assamese women the skills they need to revitalize weavinga vital part of their cultural heritageand to convert traditional skills into forward-looking, income-earning activities.
Priscilla is working in the rural districts surrounding Madras to help develop effective leadership in the women's groups.
In rural India Mina Das is enabling women and their daughters to be self-sufficient by giving them the skills, confidence, and knowledge to take control of their lives and be leaders in their villages.
Nimisha Desai, one of India's growing group of single women, is seeking to remove several of the severe disabilities they face.