On International Women’s Day 2016, meet five women in Odisha who grow food and their futures with secure rights to land.
On her plot of land, Tula planted a kitchen garden. She grows flat beans, gourds, and pumpkins.
Sumani Bhotra is a proud landowner. With the land she received, she is able to grow vegetables in her backyard and provide food for her family.
Ambe received legal title to a piece of homestead land. After she received her land, Odisha’s Tribal Empowerment and Livelihood Program helped her start a goat farm.
A land title changed Raibari’s life. With her own plot of land, she built a concrete house and planted a kitchen garden.
Jashoda is a widow, but she still has secure rights to her own land. In her backyard garden, she grows vegetables and mushrooms to help feed her family.