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Watch the inspiring story of Devi Gupta, a survivor of domestic abuse

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Chaakri, a fully volunteer run organisation, was launched in 2005 to promote employment and support to women in rural district of Raigad. All the women come from marginalized backgrounds.

Chaakri signifies ‘seva’ and ‘service’ in the Hindi language. A social enterprise, the employed women are trained to make khakhras. Today these khakhras are sold not only in India but internationally too, a matter of great pride for these women.


Devi Gupta, is one such woman. Physically and mentally abused for years by her husband, Devi has had a really tough past. After her husband's demise due to alcoholism, Chaakri holistically supported Devi by not only giving her a job but becoming her support system for everything - children's education, health, counselling, financial management, etc.

Today, Devi lives a life of confidence and dignity. And has become the support of many other women in her village.


Chaakri employs 90 women as of now. The organization is looking to support more women but doesn't have the infrastructure and space to do so. With a vision of hiring more women, Chaakri is raising funds to set up a factory to accommodate more women.
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1st January 2020
We want to start this New Year with a huge and heartfelt ‘THANK YOU’ for supporting us in our endeavour to improve the lives of underprivileged women and their families.

Your support helped us raise an amount that will help us employ many more women. You have played a huge role in the financial independence of these rural women as well as the emotional and mental satisfaction that they will feel after a hard day’s work!

We are very happy to share with you that our campaign #ForHerDignity won 1 gold and 2 silver at the prestigious DMA Asia ECHO awards.




The story of JPMorgan Chase extending support to us by building an online platform to optimize supply chain for Khakhras and other products made by our women was also featured on Your Story, an online platform of promising causes. You can read the story here - https://yourstory-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/yourstory.com/herstory/2019/12/jpmorgan-chases-women-technologists-empower-rural/amp

We are grateful to all our partners and cheerleaders for sharing our cause on their social media and social circles.

Last but not the least, we hope you find the journey as fulfilling as we do and we wish for your continued support.

Lots of Love,
Team Chaakri
We want to start this New Year with a huge and heartfelt ‘THANK YOU’ for supporting us in our endeavour to improve the lives of underprivileged women and their families.

Your support helped us raise an amount that will help us employ many more women. You have played a huge role in the financial independence of these rural women as well as the emotional and mental satisfaction that they will feel after a hard day’s work!

We are very happy to share with you that our campaign #ForHerDignity won 1 gold and 2 silver at the prestigious DMA Asia ECHO awards.




The story of JPMorgan Chase extending support to us by building an online platform to optimize supply chain for Khakhras and other products made by our women was also featured on Your Story, an online platform of promising causes. You can read the story here - https://yourstory-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/yourstory.com/herstory/2019/12/jpmorgan-chases-women-technologists-empower-rural/amp

We are grateful to all our partners and cheerleaders for sharing our cause on their social media and social circles.

Last but not the least, we hope you find the journey as fulfilling as we do and we wish for your continued support.

Lots of Love,
Team Chaakri
20th March 2019
Dear Supporters,

Devi Gupta sends her gratitude for supporting and standing by her and the women of Chaakri



Please continue to share and contribute. Devi and entire team of Chaakri need your help to create a better and bright future for their kids.

Warmly,
Team Chaakri

Dear Supporters,

Devi Gupta sends her gratitude for supporting and standing by her and the women of Chaakri



Please continue to share and contribute. Devi and entire team of Chaakri need your help to create a better and bright future for their kids.

Warmly,
Team Chaakri

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Goal: Rs.10,000

Beneficiary: Chaakri info_outline
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