The Charity Film Awards (en)
  • Audience

About Shivia in West Bengal: helping the very poor start income-generating enterprises


Shivia was founded in 2008 and is a UK registered charity working in India.

We work in rural West Bengal, one of India’s poorest and most populous states.

We give families living in rural villages near Kolkata the tools and training to start an enterprise from home so that they can earn money.

We empower the people in most need, and particularly women, to work their own way out of poverty and provide a brighter future for their children.

We run three programmes based on enterprise and not just aid:

We have our own organisation based on the ground in West Bengal to implement these programmes – Shivia India, known locally as Nirdhan.

The focus for each of our programmes is expert training. We believe this is key to the success of our programmes and helps deliver the long term impact we are striving for.

More videos from Shivia

You need to login to vote for your favourite videos.

Login using your existing social media account:

Register by email

If you don’t have an account, please register using the form below.

Why are we asking you to register to vote?

This helps us to stop voting abuse and also enables us to communicate the short-list and winners to everyone who voted later on. We will not pass this information on to anyone else.

Login

If you have an account, please login using the form below or click here if you have forgotten your password.

Campaign Partners

Media Partners

Supported by

Promote - Donate - Celebrate

Increased exposure for charity video content

Donations made directly to good causes throughout the campaign

Celebrating the success of film in fundraising