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Ranjana copes with her illness with support from the Asha family

Ranjana, a 27-year-old woman lives in Asha’s Kusumpur Pahari slum community. She migrated to Delhi 10 years ago when she got married to her husband. Ranjana’s parents were daily wage farmers in the district of Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, working for other people’s farm. With 5 children in the family, food and shelter were scarce. Ranjana…
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Sonu’s life is an example of how hard work always pays

Success needs nothing but hard work and determination. This has been recently proved by Sonu, who is the first generation from his family to do a white-collar job. “Presently I am working as a Laboratory Technician, but my life was not at all like this”, says emotional Sonu. Sonu’s family migrated to the Jeevan Nagar…
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Sharda found her calling and happiness in social work

Sharda is a 47-year-old year woman who resides in the Kusumpuri Pahari Slum community. She is a hardworking and self-made woman who likes to do social work. However, things were not easy for Sharda while growing up. Her parents were migrants from Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh in the 1970s who had settled in Dakshinpuri, Delhi. Her…
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“Safe Motherhood” is just not a slogan in Asha slums

Laxmi was born to a very poor family in a small village of Haryana. Like the fate of other girls residing nearby she too was pulled out of the school when she was in grade 3. Ever since after that, she was being prepared for the marriage. She married Sanju in Dec 2017 when she…
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