Monthly Archives: January 2014

RUDIben Use Mobile Application to Help Increase Profits

The Rural Distribution Network India (RUDI) is a large rural cooperative whose mission is to empower Indian women. Owned and managed by rural women and farmers, the RUDI network ensures work, income security and leads to economic empowerment. Our team’s project … Continue reading

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The Next Step In Linking Livelihoods

The Shantipath Peace Centres came about as a result of the 2002 riots, which ravaged the city of Ahmedabad and left thousands of women homeless, widowed, and without an income. What started out as an effort to rebuild and move … Continue reading

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Empowering Women in Rajasthan

When being told to “be flexible” while working in India, our team did not realize how quickly we would need to adhere to this. After spending a day in Ahmedabad, we set out for the Dungarpur district in Rajasthan in … Continue reading

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Village visit

My group is working with the Hariyali team. Our project is to do an analysis on whether to use solar power or biomass gasification technology for supplying small rural villages with electricity. Anurag, our manager, and his nephew, Aditya, took … Continue reading

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Kashiben Case Study

Our visit to Kashiben is our last visit of the day, and our final visit after three days of field work. The sun is sinking lower in the sky as our car bumps down the dirt road, passing rows of … Continue reading

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Our first day with SEWA

This blog was originally written on December 10, 2013 after our first day with SEWA. Our first day at SEWA started with the staff singing a prayer and welcoming our group. Each of the representative from different SEWA companies gave … Continue reading

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Learning from SEWA

This was actually my second time to India. Compared to my first trip to India, I didn’t experience that much of a cultural shock. Yes, there were cows, monkeys, and camels on the streets. Yes, there was no toilet paper. … Continue reading

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Unbelievable strength

There’s something incredibly special about India.  I’m not sure I could ever pin-point exactly what that something is, but it’s somewhere in between the welcoming people, diverse spiritualities, intense colors and overwhelming assault on the senses (in a good way). … Continue reading

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A Demonstration in Leadership

As an Indian American, I had the opportunity to visit India several times. Cows in the road no longer surprise me. Truthfully, watching my classmates various reactions in India became more amusing than the colorfully painted elephants crossing the street. … Continue reading

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Jyoti Project Shows Small Changes Make Big Difference

By Kara Sheiko My trip to India was surreal. One day I was in finance class, and the next day on was on a flight headed to the other side of the world. Once in Mumbai we arrived at our … Continue reading

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