SURE: Helping Rural Women Become Entrepreneurs & Promoting Energy-Efficient Products

It’s unique. It’s for women. And it’s rural. Enough reasons for all of us to be proud of initiatives like Sakhi Unique Rural Enterprise (SURE) – a rural distribution and marketing company working with rural women entrepreneurs (sakhis) and markets clean green products like improved cook stove, solar lantern, biogas, solar water heaters etc.
A rescued girl learning computer education with this NGO's help

Rescue Foundation – Saving The Victims of Human Trafficking

We may choose to close our eyes but still the truth remains the same - India is now a key destination and transit point for global trafficking of women and girls! Human trafficking has become the 3rd largest illegal industry after the arms and drugs industry. Here we speak to Rescue Foundation to understand how they are rescuing and rehabilitating the girls saved from this horrendous life.

ETASHA – Breaking The Cycle of Poverty By Working On Youth Employability

In 2006 ETASHA Society was borne out of the belief that it is very important to help young people in developing new skills, by giving them access to relevant vocational training and connecting them with employers. The NGO has played a great role in enabling the youth to take control of their own careers and lives, and to help their families break out of the cycle of poverty.

A Phone Call That Can Save A Life!

We all realize that life is precious and yet every day, some or other person loses hope in life and gives in to suicide. Don’t we all wish to help them during their crisis of depression? NGOs like AASRA do it. Featured today on The Better India platform, Johnson Thomas, the Director of AASRA talks on how his NGO works to prevent suicide.
Kranti aims to empower trafficked girls or the daughters of sex workers

How To Make The Daughter Of A Sex Worker Bag Scholarships From American Universities, And Other Stories Of Hope!

She grew up in America with a free spirit and was once an officer with US Military. While submitting her thesis on analysis of anti-trafficking NGOs, called “Victimhood Discourses and India’s Anti-Trafficking NGOs”, she ended up discovering the direction of her life. Meet Robin Chaurasiya - who has spearheaded Kranti, an NGO, to focus on helping trafficked girls escape the sex trade, heal, achieve a good education, and be self-supporting.

Educate Girls – Enabling Communities In Rural Rajasthan To Send Their Daughters To School

Started five years back, Educate Girls aims to get as many girls as possible into school so they can benefit from a good education, improve their lives and become an asset to their communities. And what started with just 500 schools has now spread to 4425 schools! Safeena Husain, the founder and Chief Executive Officer, tells us about it.
Vikramjit Singh Rooprai

TBI Heritage: Vikramjit Singh Rooprai – Someone Who Cares For The Monuments Of Delhi

Not many of us know that there are more than 1300 monuments in and around New Delhi! And more importantly, there are only a few who care for the 3 World Heritage Sites, 174 National Protected Monuments and over hundreds of state protected monuments and several unprotected and lesser known monuments of this historical and epical city. Today we proudly feature someone who cares; presenting Vikramjit Singh Rooprai – the creator of
Home Care Facility given by CanSupport

CanSupport: Care And Support For Cancer Patients

CanSupport, a wonderful initiative aiming to enable people with advanced cancer and their families in making informed choices and decisions, has received an overwhelming response for providing appropriate physical, emotional, social and spiritual support to cancer patients and their families. Harmala Gupta, the lady behind the mission, joins us to talk about this dedicated NGO.
Dimagi has been applying innovative, scalable, open-source technology solutions to improve community health programs around the world.

TBI Social Enterprises: Dimagi – Applying Intelligence And Innovation To Health Care Solutions

>Dimagi, which means 'of the mind', is a team of intellectually committed professionals who envision applying innovative, scalable, open-source technology solutions to improve community health programs around the world. Here we present the Dimagi founders, Jonathan Jackson and Dr Vikram Sheel Kumar, two enthusiastic young men with Harvard and MIT background.
Computer classes run by Sambhali Trust

Sambhali – Empowering Women To Rise And Take Charge

Govind Singh Rathore was 14 years old when he realised that in his patriarchal society widows have no status, respect or any rights! Together with his family and friends, he took steps to raise the status of Dalit women in the caste-prejudiced state of Rajasthan, and so Sambhali Trust was born in 2007. This is what they do.
Bhanwari Devi (right) with her daughter Rameshwari, in Mangalore

The Irony Of Iconhood – The Life And Times Of Bhanwari Devi

India's rape culture has given birth to many women activists and icons. Bhanwari Devi, a victim of gang-rape in 1992, is one of them. As an epitome of sheer courage and conviction, she inspires women to take a stand for their rights. But the irony of the whole situation is that even after she has won awards, recognition and leadership status at all levels, her very basic need, justice, remains unfulfilled!

Jewels of Wisdom: See how Sanchali is blending Education and Jewellery

Sanchali, a social project, provides free alternate education to children & employment to the women in rural areas. We chat up with Dakshayini Gowda to learn how beautifully she blends education with jewellery to make this happen. “We have created look-alikes of pottery, textile, beads, etc. of that period to give them a chance to learn history in a fun, interactive, lively and more effective manner,” Dakshayini says. And since she wanted to ensure that the workshops were free for all, she decided to fund them by starting an eco-friendly jewellery project with the women in the villages in Karnataka.
Empower People aims to reach out to the most vulnerable sections of the society and provide them with sustainable assistance

TBI Heroes: An Amazing Indian Who Aspires To Empower People

He has the courage to raise voice against the social evil of bride trafficking, enslaving and exploitation of women. He has the passion to inspire and lead a 300-kilometer ‘March Against Female Foeticide and Gender Inequality’. He has the perseverance to fight all odds because he wants to build an India where women will live with respect and equality. Meet Shafiq ur Rahman Khan, the founder of ‘Empower People’.
Mohan Foundation staff wearing t-shirts with the message on organ donation, at the start of the Delhi Marathon

The After Life – Promoting Organ Donation In India

Organ donation is still a relatively fledgling concept in India, and people are still grappling its moral, social, religious and other implications in the Indian context. Mohan Foundation has been promoting organ donation since 1997, and helps people understand what it entails - the rewards, the fears and the process. In the end, you could be gifting life to not one but several beneficiaries.