CSR Impact Stories
CSR Impact Stories
I became Sarpanch of my village
My name is Kalpna and I live in village Valvada near GHCL Home Textile Division, Bhilad, Gujarat.
I am a housewife belonging to a tribal family. 6 years earlier, I got an opportunity to join the women’s Self Help Group promoted by GHCL Foundation.
Laduben’s dedicated daughter – Manisha
60 year old Laduben lives in the coastal village of Chanch near GHCL’s Salt division at Port Victor in Gujarat. She is a widow with locomotor disability and has a daughter who is 19 and married within the village, and a son who keeps moving from one place to another for labour work. So, Laduben is mostly alone at home.
Suffering of baby Kajal
3 year old Kajal lives in the coastal village Chanch near GHCL Salt works in Gujarat. Her parents are labourers and her old grandmother takes care of her at home. Some time back Kajal was suffering from chickenpox. Her family believed that it was ‘SHITLA MATA ROG’, an ailment due the wrath of Goddess Shitla mata, and they tried many home remedies.
Rakhuben resides in the coastal village Vadodara Zala near GHCL Soda Ash plant, Sutrapada, Gujarat.
She lives in a joint family with her two married sons, grand son and husband. This is a marginalized
farmer family and depends on agriculture and animal husbandry.
Kiran says “farming is the way of living my life”
Kiran Patel lives in Borigaon, a village near GHCL Home Textile division. After completing his education, he decided to find a job for himself so that he could support his family but was unable to find a suitable job opening for himself.
“Today, we have a webinar”
The COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone across the country to remain indoors. Confined to the four walls along with their family, the only source of information for them was the television. The news they were exposed to was only about the increasing number of cases and deaths.
Agony of a Mother
GhughabhaiVegad hails from a small village near GHCL’s Salt Division at Port Victor in Gujarat. Ghughabhai wanted to construct a toilet in his house. He was concerned for his old mother who had to go out everyday to answer the call of nature.
“I am not helpless” says, Devi
85 year old ‘DeviMaa’ lives in Garbha village in Gir-Somnath District close to GHCL’s Soda Ash division. ‘Devi Maa’ is a widow and suffers from a disability which has restricted her movement. She has two daughters who are married and two sons who work as daily wagers in city.
People from the salt yards near the Coastline of Rajula and Jafrabad blocks of Gujarat often move as seasonal migrants with their children for earning a livelihood. Migrating to places for earning is good as it makes people financially independent. However, due to this, the children and elderly family members have to suffer.
Nurturing the kids in times of COVID 19
The outbreak of COVID 19 forced people under strict lockdown. The primary concern was to protect our children and elderly from being exposed to the virus, as they were the most vulnerable ones.
Kailasha – The Wonder Boy
“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” (Theodore Roosevelt). The story of Kailasha is a great example of dedicated efforts towards success.
Balu– Leading life with strength and courage
A small gesture of support can make someone feel that we care and this gives them the strength to fulfil their desires with their efforts. This was the approach adopted to help Balu’s family think ahead about having a better sanitation facility in their house.
One of the most important things we can do in our lives is learn and use our skills to help others. Vanita always believed that new learnings will open the doors of opportunity for her and she was right.
Determination and belief enables a person to be goal oriented, righteousand independent. An understanding of one’s strengths and limitations coupled with confidence can bring about great transformation.
Jigar Patel, A self-reliant young man
His confidence in the face of hardship was driven by the ability to let go of the negativity that held him back and gradually with his hard work he was able to flourish.
I am my Boss!
When we feel that the occupation we are into is not giving us desired career satisfaction, then an in-depth research and meeting people who work in the area of our interest can give us new ideas to move ahead.
Sunitaben Patel – A women entrepreneur
We aspire to become something and shape our goals for better life ahead. Such were Sunitaben’s thoughts that helped her empower herself and secure the future of herself and her family.