International World Women's day: 8th of March 2015

3/8/2015

Ladies bend their back the hardest and are always relegated to second class citizens in every corner of the world. The more marginalised the society the greater the exploitation.

Ladies bend their back the hardest and are always relegated to second class citizens in every corner of the world. The more marginalised the society the gretaer the exploitation.

Unless ladies are empowered no community can march positively forward.At Makaibari the tale has been reversed with a slew of projects that have empowered our ladies, thanks to Suna, Sheila, Maya, Meena, Jamuni and many others.


Suna Subba who runs the tourist cafeteria at the heart of Makaibari: she availed a loan from the Joint Body, and blazed a trail for others to be grassroots entrepreneurs.Sheila Tamangni, the nurse who mobilized the community to build 75 water borne latrines in 6 months, with no outside help of masons and  carpenters for improving basic health and hygiene.Maya Devi the first ever lady supervisor in Tea Estates, breaking a male bastion to inspire a new generation of lady Managers.

Meena Lama, the sole member of the NAP-Council of Fairtrade Labelling Organisation, who has carved a niche for herself in the annals of Fairtrade's international representation for all Tea Estates lady workers globally.

Jamuni Mangarni, who has inspired a community by raising a cow and utilizing all her bound multifariously to become a grassroots entrepreneur

International World Women's day: 8th of March 2015



"Soils constitute the foundation of vegetation and agriculture. Forests need it to grow. We need it for food, feed, fiber, fuel and much more."

José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General - International Year of Soils 2015: Healthy soils for a healthy life