Success Stories

Bijaya Laxmi Mahila Mandal of Sagada village constitute of 10 female members. It comes under Jeerango GP of Mohana Block in Gajapati District. All the habitants of Sagada are PVTG people earn their livings by daily wages. Some engaged themselves in different types of farming activities without proper skill and adopting traditional method. Soura development agency, OPELIP, Chandragiri supported them for Goat farming to enhance their livelihood.

Sunita Sabara is the only daughter of her parents of Dimiripankala village under Badasindhaba VDC Unfortunately she is suffering from Polio and unable to stand without any support. Her father is a daily wage labour and mother works as mini Anganwadi worker. She has a younger brother. So Dhenkasindhiba VDC decided to give some support to Sunita and make herself stop feeling disabled.

E-Rickshaw-An Initiative for Empowering PVTG Women for better Livelihood
In the financial year 2018-19, as per the provision of the AWPB in the sub component- livelihood enhancement and decision of Village Development Committee (VDC) Dayasagar SHG of Mankirdia PVTG community was supported by the VDC to run a Mobile Grocery Shop under Income Generating Activity (IGA). The support amount to the Group was Rs 30,000/-.

Sri BalabhadraBadiga is about 52 years old lives in Pajibali village closely located nearby DangoriaKandha villages under SibapadarGP of Muniguda block, Rayagada. The main occupation of the villagers are cultivation/farming, and wage labourer. Sri Badiga is one of the progressive farmer of this village. He has two sons and one daughter with his wife and living in a small kacha house.

Saraswati Munda - A successful entrepreneur
Saraswati Munda is a single tribal woman aged around 44. She resides in Barghat village of Talbahali Gram panchayat under Lahunipara block, Sundargarh district. Her husband died in an accident leaving her and his only son behind. It was very difficult in her part to manage her family with a very small land holding.

A Frontier Community Worker
Sri Jitendriya Behera, working as Community Resource Person (CRP) for facilitating in implementation of programme in Rugudakudar & Netrabahal village in PBDA, Rugudakudar, Deogarh from 2018. Sri Behera, have keen interest in farming and eager to adopt & disseminate new technology to the farmers of different villages. Many more activities are being promoted in operational villages under his able guidance and facilitation. He has leadership quality and ability to motivate the farmers to adopt

Poultry farming - A demand driven by SHG
The Odisha PVTGs Empowerment and Livelihood Improvement Programme (OPELIP), started since June 2017 in DKDA Parshali, Rayagada district with a specific goal i.e. enhancement of living conditions and reduction of poverty of PVTG, Tribal, SC and other Households.

Our Hero- Sumitra Juanga
Born on 5th August 1993 at Talabaruda village of Banspal Block of Keonjhar District. Completed intermediate Arts in 2013 and dedicating her time as Community Resource Person (CRP) in OPELIP project since September 2017. She has taken up responsibility of bringing change in wellbeing of 308 Junaga families in three villages. Apart from this, helping own parents in household work and brother for higher education. Ms. Sumitra has successfully demonstrated different crops like potato, mustard,

The Journey of Puspanjali in OPELIP
Pushpa Majhi, is a tribal resident of Tangankana village, Lanjigarh block of Kalahandi. She is just a matriculate having family with husband, a child & in-laws, who lead a normal life amidst the people cultured with traditional values and thoughts. She owes a good understanding to cater the need of community being a good motivator, soft-spoken and publicly appreciated person due to her dedication and passion to work for the society

Fetching profits through Potato cultivation
Adi Pusika, a very poor PVTG farmer belongs to Balapai village near Bissamcuttack. Though the village is coming under suitable agro climatic zone, farmers in this region are unable to en-cash the opportunity to cultivate profitable crops. He wants to bring change by adopting a new crop in his cropping system which would fetch better returns as compared to other crops. During an intervention in Rabi season, OPELIP team has decided to introduce potato cultivation as a new crop in the village i

Tailoring Done Future Forward
Radharani SHG of village Gopapur under Balanda G.P of Barkote Block, Rugudakuar, Deogarh district is comprising of 11 members. The said SHG is now setting up a tailoring unit where all the members of the SHG are working in the unit and earn their livelihoods. After frequent facilitation, the Radharani SHG has agreed to set up a Tailoring Unit in the village Gopapur with technical & financial assistance from project. The SHG was assisted with an amount of Rs 30000/- only to set up a tailoring uni

Augmenting livelihoods of Juang (PVTG) people in Banspal Block through OPELIP initiatives.
Juang social groups are considered as particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTG) by Government of India based on socio-economic and wellbeing deprivation. 9046 (female 4575 and male 4471) Juang people mostly resides in 35 villages of Banspal block of Keonjhar district. To take care of special needs of Juang People (PVTGs), a micro project called Juang Development Agency (JDA) covering 6 G.Ps. is functioning in this District since 1978 with special allocation from Govt. of India. Since June 20

A Long awaited Dream come true for the villagers of Phatakasing
What was the dream of Phatakasing Villagers? They were not dreaming a luxurious life or any unexpected opportunity or any miracle, they were just dreaming for clean water at their doorstep because the conditions due to scarcity of clean drinking was a nightmare for them. Their health condition, their expenditure, their workload, their harassment and their reputation was related with water scarcity in many ways. It was hurt the women always and affected the children and older persons mostly.