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.


Babli is a 22-year-old graduate who has recently finished her B.A. in English, Political Science, Hindi and History. She lives with her parents, brothers, and sisters. Her father quit working sometime back because of health issues. To support her family,[...]

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Lalita’s fight for property and dignity

Due to debts we almost lost our house. Later when I paid off the loan amount, I felt very happy and tension free. Lalita is from Pathua village in north Bihar. Her father worked as floor polisher in Delhi, and[...]

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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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