WLTC Photo Stories
Sanjukta is a project manager at the Financial Literacy and Inclusion project working with approximately 100000 rural women in six districts of Assam. Based out of Guwahati, Sanjukta has been working in the development sector since 2010. She has a keen interest in the promotion of sustainable livelihood and has been working towards developing an eri cluster in Morigaon through a holistic approach (from castor cultivation to development of the finished eri product).
Namita Hira is a 33-year-old single mother of two children (a nine-year-old daughter and a six-year-old son). She lives in Dontola village of Kamrup (R) district. Her main source of income is making and selling household clay utensils and woven clothes like gamusa and mekhla chadar.
Namita's income has come to a complete standstill during the lockdown. She has received relief fund of Rs 500 in her PMJDY account and some ration from the panchayat, both of which are insufficient to meet her family's needs. She has been approaching some of her neighbours for vegetables to feed her children. If the local markets do not start functioning as they did pre-COVID-19, Namita and her children will have to fight a tough battle for survival.
Photo series co-ordinated by Banamallika Choudhury of Women’s Leadership Training Centre (WLTC) and Sampurna Das a doctoral student at the Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi.
WLTC is a feminist organisation based in Assam, working towards gender and social equality. It focuses on enhancing women’s capacities and creating space and opportunity for women (cis and trans) to take decision-making and leadership positions within families, communities, in governance and politics.