Why women decide to join the Women on Wheels programme? What challenges they need to overcome and what impact the programme has on their lives? Read the real stories of women who have achieved amazing transformations of their lives.


Freeing her family from hardship

I could make the decision because it was my money and my commitment to my sister. Before joining Azad, Sunita had worked in a factory, but the job was neither remunerative nor satisfying. When she started training her mother was[...]

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Drive towards freedom from fear and deprivation

I can take care of myself and I feel no fear Coming from a poor family, Jyotsna and her widowed mother used to subsist on meager Rs 6000 per month which her mother earned as a maid. Jyotsna enrolled with[...]

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The fighter against violence

I had accepted violence as a way of life. Once I undertook training, I gradually realized that this is a crime against women. And there is a way out.” Survivor of violence in a forced marriage, Sritee, now aged 30,[...]

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Liberation from violence and dependence

I used to be gloomy, tense and tolerated abuse from my husband. Now I feel free. Archana has travelled a long way. She failed her first test drive to get a job as professional driver as she faced abuse from[...]

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