Stepping into a brighter future

Every day over 67,000 children are born in India. But for nearly 150 of them born with clubfoot, their journey is far from simple. Nivedhan, a bright 8th-grader,…

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Women with Cookstove

A greener future through Improved Cook Stoves!

CBM India is joining the fight against climate change with our latest project, ‘Reduce Carbon Footprints Through Engagement with Vulnerable Sections,’ aimed at reducing carbon emissions in Almora,…

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Breaking Barriers in Rural Communities through Development of Individual Enterprises

Shobha was let go from work as a daily wage labourer for being deaf. Now she runs a dairy with her mother-in-law. “People with disabilities should be able…

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Defying All Odds with her Fighting Spirit

When a community mobiliser from CBM India arrived at Asha’s house in Anekal, Rural Bengaluru, they met 7-year-old Tanvi, a child with Cerebral Palsy Spastic Diplegia who could…

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Sunaina’s big dreams and her bees

Meet Sunaina: a young woman with a big dream and an even bigger heart. Despite being confined to her home after completing her schooling, her family’s negative views…

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WADI Devices: A simple and sustainable solution for safe drinking water

Baidei is a 25-year-old woman with multiple disabilities who lives with her mother and four brothers. The brothers and families take turns caring for her and their mother…

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A second chance: Mangilal’s Journey to Reclaim His Life and Independence

Mangilal was making a living and supporting his family by farming, working in others’ fields, and working as a labourer. However, he could no longer go to work…

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Poonam making earthen pots

With hope and hard work, Poonam found the way!

An early childhood viral infection hindered Poonam’s physical development, resulting in the reduced functionality of her lower limbs. Due to this, while growing up, she had low self-confidence…

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The picture shows teachers signing to each other in a classroom as part of the sign language training course for trainees

‘Talking Hands’: sign language and inclusion

Sign language is a visual, gestural, and body language-based medium of communication that helps people with hearing impairments interact with both speaking and non-speaking people. CBM India Trust…

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Inspired to inspire!

CBM India Trust launched its pilot project, Prathiskandhan Samuday or Resilient Community, as part of its Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DiDRR) initiative in the Tehri Gharwal of Uttarakhand.…

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Small steps that lead to greater independence

CBM India Trust works with Swami Vivekanand Punervas Samsthan on livelihood projects in the Sikar district of Rajasthan. The project executes a baseline survey to identify persons with…

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Samaira receives therapy through the Digital Education Initiative

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside down. 1.5 million schools were closed to stop the spread of the virus. Closing schools and educational organisations…

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“I can run the store now!”

Manasi, nine years old, found reading what was written on the school blackboard difficult. Despite her progressively deteriorating vision, she continued to keep up with her daily activities.…

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Pravin sleeping on bed

An Open Window of Hope for Parvin

Everyone has a series of ups and downs. My name is Parvin. From childhood, I had the opportunity to learn everything I wanted. I received training in various…

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Chirag gears up to fulfil his passion

Chirag’s spina bifida was detected during the pregnancy, and the doctors educated the expecting parents about his condition and the treatments that were to follow. The surgery took…

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Swara’s journey through the Clubfoot Rehabilitation Programme

Swara was born with a congenital anomaly called clubfoot, a condition in which one or both of a newborn’s feet are turned inward or upward. This condition occurs…

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A 13-year-old-boy, Harsha, smiles as he holds his right hand up to his right ear, showing his new BTE hearing aid

Living his life out loud: Harsha’s story

Every year, over 27,000 children in India are born with hearing loss. Worldwide, hearing loss is the second most common impairment and one of the most severe forms…

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RCI – CBID Training Program

Admissions are now open for the 2nd batch of the RCI-CBID certification programme. Interested candidates may apply here: RCI-CBID-Application – CBM ( The Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)…

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A seminar on building community resilience

CBM India Trust conducted a one-day orientation seminar on “Village Disaster Management and Safeguarding Strategy Formulation” in New Tehri, Uttarakhand. Tehri is home to around 6.18 Lakh people…

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Stitching clothes and lives in rural Bengaluru – an example for entrepreneurs

According to the National Center for Disability Statistics, women with disabilities are less likely than men with disabilities to complete high school, college, or graduate school. They face…

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