Esha Chhabra | ImpactAlpha
Women Rising in India
A simple tweak to land titles recognizes women as property owners, empowering them to build livelihoods and assets
Suchitra Dey with her daughter, Tulsi (left), after Dey received rights to her plot of land in West Bengal. Photo Credit: Landesa
West Bengal, India –Suchitra Dey and her husband, a truck driver, had struggled for years to earn a living, taking odd jobs and selling vegetables. Their income was so low — about 2,000 Rs ($30) a month — that they would have to borrow money for food from friends and family.