Having lost three children within a few short years, Dhriti recalls the early days of her married life, which she says were terrible and difficult to bear.

Her husband and extended family excluded Dhriti and blamed her for the loss of her children. Finally, abandoned by her husband, Dhriti was left to cope alone with her grief, the stigma associated with losing her children and the pressures of supporting her surviving son.

Yet, with support, training and seed funding from INF, Dhriti’s life has been transformed.

She now sells her own farm produce and vegetables through a small store she has established. Further, she and other women in her community are working together to overcome the challenges their remote village faces – improving the safety of paths, building irrigation systems for their farms, and tackling gender discrimination.

Read more of Dhriti’s story here.

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