Sorting the coffee.
In order to stimulate the formation of associations in the Indore area of Madhya Pradesh, social entrepreneur Rangu Rao, his wife and some others founded Samaj Pragati Sahayog (SPS) some twenty years ago, an NGO that helps female farmers to join in self-help groups and guiding them with advice and training. Bagli and Neemkhada are two hours drive from Indore, where SPS training centers are located. They helped 50,000 women with the establishment of 4600 self-help groups in 14 federations. In order to sell their products, female farmers from the federations have finally set up Ram Rahim Pragati Producer Limited (RRPCL), a company that sells their products on the market and to Safe Harvest.
Fabiana Pusari Quispe is the president of the Chullhua association, a cooperative of alpaca shepherds.
The management car of the cooperative (which has an entire female board and staff) is a Lada Niva.
During the summer Abdul and Adolat live in the same trailer as the bees to tend to them; they learned the trade from Rahmat, Abdul's father, who also works with them.
By organizing a wrestling competition, Juanita and some colleagues have been able to improve their working conditions, earn better wages and respect from the community.
Thanks to the production of Italian designed jewelry with Maasai techniques, these women don't have to burn charcoal anymore to earn a living.