01 Nov
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Purkal for Google Arts & Culture

We at Purkal Stree Shakti Samiti extend a Big Thank You to Dastkari Haat Samiti and Google Arts & Culture for the beautiful storytelling that they have done for @purkalstreeshaktisamiti and @purkal.society ! Power of Community Service and the whimsical magic of handwork published together. We are extremely grateful to them for letting the world […]

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30 Oct
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Women at Purkal learn Waste Management

Waste Warriors conducted a workshop with the women of PSSS on Waste Management. We at PSSS follow the concepts of Up-cycling and Zero Waste. On an everyday basis we want our women to understand the value of resources and implications of waste generated in every way. The women are mothers, daughters and sisters who not […]

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24 Sep
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Designing a Difference

At 21, fresh out of ONGC Polytechnique, Astha came to Purkul Stree Shakti (PSSS) carrying her portfolio to answer an advertisement that was for a designer. She was immediately taken in by Chinni Swami. Four years later, now 25, Astha says that working in Stree Shakti has been an incredible journey of growth and great […]

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21 Sep
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Carving Out a Niche

‘My father always says that if you want to be happy in your life, make your surroundings happy.’ It was this very desire to do something meaningful that led Shikha to answer a call for the Purkul Youth Development Society. Swamy met the young bubbling interior designer and said that she was better suited to […]

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18 Sep
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AN INTERN’S WORLD VIEW

Clad in jeans, sneakers, snug in a jacket to ward off the winter chill, pretty Priya Bisht, 22, mingles effortlessly with women of Purkul Stree Shakti. They are a motley crowd in colourful salwar kameez, bantering and working as they needlework the patchwork quilts, cushions and other products. In her final year as the student […]

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16 Sep
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Designing a Difference

Vivacious and in sync with fashion, Banee Batta is an unlikely designer one would encounter in PSS. ‘Working in PSS has made me realise that I want to only work for non profit. It’s here that I get the most satisfaction to see my design ideology has the power to making a difference in someone’s […]

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14 Sep
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Dog Earned

‘Do you do anything for dogs?’ Sitting amidst women busy quilting and doing applique work, a young woman’s query on the phone made Chinni Swami laughed aloud. ‘No we don’t. We haven’t thought of doing anything yet.’ It was just an opening that Vidha, a young woman who had left her PR job with a […]

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13 Sep
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Where Quality Control is a way of life.

Radha Paswan is petite and has an infectious smile that lights up her dark eyes. It’s these very eyes that are eagle like when she goes through each and every item that is produced in Stree Shakti as their Quality Controller. She is meticulous and thorough. “Our work carries our name and if we are […]

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12 Sep
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Mentor teacher guide

In 2007 Balwinder’s safe world collapsed as her husband suddenly passed away. Left with two small children the shy, reticent housewife decided she had to find work to survive and raise her family. That was when she reached the dusty village school and met up with Swami at Purkul Youth Development Society (PYDS) looking for […]

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11 Sep
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Fifteen Years of Stree Shakti

What started as a one housewife teaching another how to make a quilt was to metamorphose into a social enterprise of 170 women who come under one of Purkal Stree Shakti. It’s been fifteen long years for Chinni Swami and her women as the hallmark quilts have grown to include exquisite corporate gifts, ready to […]

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