Connecting with Marginalised Communities through Cow Project

SHILPA KASHELKAR
Posted January 29, 2020 from India

I am working for women empowerment & rural development in Pune District, Maharashtra State, India through DISHA organization. With support of RCPN, Pune  - Rotary Club of Poona North, we are creating sustainable livelihood for women farmers and their families. We are providing financial support to women for cow purchasing and guiding them for income generation through Dairy work. At present through this project, we have supported 300 women and their families. And coming year we will reach to more 400 women and their families for economic and social empowerment.

I am learning lot from women groups and farmer's communities from villages. In last 2 years I have visited more than  100 villages and met thousands of families. During survey work I have listened their stories, sufferings and also moments of happiness.

I am happy and connected for being part of lives of number women and their families.

Here i am sharing my one poem, which is focusing about my experience of cow project.

DISHA Rotary Cow Project has given me opportunity to work for women empowerment, rural development, for social cause and humanity, for me it is a Journey of exploring and understanding all. 

*Journey*

It is a journey of understaing people.

It is a journey of reaching to unreached.

It is a journey of caring special children.

It is a journey of loving neglected girls.

It is a journey of standing for youth.

It is a journey of empowering women.

It is a journey of listening aged.

It is a journey of working with vulnerables. 

It is a journey of opening hearts for needy.

It is a journey of building trust among team.

It is a journey of creating bond of friendship.

It is a journey of walking above caste, class and religion.   It is a journey of celebrating togetherness.

It is a journey of sharing happiness with all.

It is  a journey of becoming  me to we.

Shilpa Kashelkar   

 

 

 

 

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Jill Langhus
Jan 29
Jan 29

Hello Dear Shilpa,

How are you doing? Thanks for sharing your lovely, and impactful, work, and poem. I'm glad that you're enjoying, and appreciating, the journey:-)

Hope you have a great, rest of the week.

SHILPA KASHELKAR
Jan 29
Jan 29

Thanks dear

Jill Langhus
Jan 29
Jan 29

You're welcome.

Anita Shrestha
Jan 30
Jan 30

Wow Shilpa what a good writing poem

SHILPA KASHELKAR
Jan 30
Jan 30

Thanks dear

Dawn Arteaga
Jan 30
Jan 30

Beautiful poem Shilpa! Thank you for sharing

SHILPA KASHELKAR
Jan 30
Jan 30

Thanks dear Dawn

Urmila Salunkhe
Jan 30
Jan 30

Very precisely you mentioned the Journey while working with people.
Too good Shilpa. Loads of love

SHILPA KASHELKAR
Jan 30
Jan 30

Dear Urmila ...thanks for appreciation

Abha Singhvi
Jan 30
Jan 30

Love the poem and inspired by your journey. Thanks for sharing

SHILPA KASHELKAR
Jan 30
Jan 30

Thanks dear Abha......

Jai sewa
Feb 03
Feb 03

Dear Shilpa Tai,
It is such a Impactful social work with beautiful poem.
Thanks
Shanti Gaikwad

Hello, Shilpa,

Wow! What a great impact this is in Pune District, Maharashtra State, India!. Congratulations on helping almost 400 families through this cow raising project! This is so inspiring, dear. I can truly feel every word coming from your lovely poetry, it is a reflection of your 12 years of commitment, dedication, and passion for rural development. May there be more projects like this. May there be more women leaders like you! Kudos, dear! We're proud of you!

Thank you for sharing!

Kathy Dixon Crowley
Mar 08
Mar 08

What an inspiring poem.........