Transforming lives

Stories about lives that have changed for the better touched by Trusts' programmes and opinions about its philanthropic approach to uplift deprived communities

  • Rainwater harvesting revives dry fields in Yavatmal

    April 2017

    Farmer incomes in Yavatmal district in Maharashtra have doubled with the construction of rainwater harvesting structures that prevent soil and water run-off and provide protective irrigation during dry spells

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  • Springshed management improves life in Himalayan villages

    April 2017

    Springshed management by Himmotthan’s Society’s Water and Sanitation programme has eased life for residents of Himalayan villages — distance travelled to collect water has reduced from 2.5km to less than 10m and water consumption has increased from 24 to 70 litres per capita per day

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  • Artificial glaciers to the rescue in Leh

    April 2017

    Receding glaciers have reduced the availability of agricultural and potable water in Ladakh and threatened the existence of communities. Creating multiple stone embankments or artificial glaciers that collect freezing water and snow in winter and increase the volume of meltwater in early summer is proving to be a quick and assured solution in Ladakh’s Leh district

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  • Helping tribals farm sustainably in Mizoram

    April 2017

    Nitrogen fixing trees have helped reduce rapid depletion of soil fertility due to widespread shifting cultivation in Mizoram and enabled tribes to continue age-old farming methods

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  • Improving quality of life through health interventions

    April 2017

    Here are a few stories which showcase the grit of communities and individuals faced with medical calamities, who with support from the Trusts and partners were able to swing back to health

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  • Steering right with the wheels

    March 2017

    The Stree Shakti Kendra, Priyadarshini Taxi Service and Tata Trusts are providing economically backward women new avenues of livelihood with driving training and support to buy cars of their own

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  • Empower. Educate. Enable

    March 2017

    Tata Trusts partner women's groups to empower socially-deprived women to take informed decisions and bring about progress

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  • A change for the better

    March 2017

    Collectives for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives (CInI), a nodal agency of Tata Trusts, has brought about change on a large scale in Central India.

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  • Creating Bangles of Trust across the Country

    March 2017

    Tata Trusts values the importance of educating and empowering the country’s women. Their initiatives in this space speak loud and clear for themselves.

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  • Women rally for open defecation-free village

    March 2017

    Pungro village in Nagaland was a recipient of the Government of India’s ‘clean village award’ — the women self-help groups in the village, with support from North-East Initiatives Development Agency, played a key role in helping it garner the award

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  • The rockstars of Vangara

    March 2017

    Women in Vangara village in Andhra Pradesh have become an inspiration to the community by leading the transformation of the algae-covered slimy village pond into a clean rippling water body to rear fish and enhance livelihoods

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  • Tata Trusts - An ongoing evolution

    March 2017

    Tata Trusts has played a pioneering role in transforming traditional ideas of charity and introducing the concept of philanthropy to make a significant difference to communities. Many of the initiatives undertaken by Tata Trusts have been far ahead of their time

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  • Ensuring a packed bench at school

    February 2017

    By tweaking lesson plans to fit student requirements, school facilitator Suresh Prajapat is improving learning outcomes and attendance at the GPS Banjarafali school in Sirohi, Rajasthan

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  • Overcoming disability through skilling

    January 2017

    Anil Barjatya’s mobility and earning potential was hindered by his weak legs. Tailoring training by Aajeevika Bureau in Udaipur helped him realise that disability cannot stop success

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  • A good taste

    January 2017

    “We shall overcome, we shall overcome, we shall overcome, some day; Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe, we shall overcome, some day.”

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