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Our aim is to empower very poor families to create enterprises, boost income and inspire permanent and positive change. We fundraise in the UK and, through our sister organisation Shivia India (Nirdhan), we operate our Livelihood Development Programme in West Bengal, one of the poorest states in India.


Registered charity no. 1126444

Member since July 2016

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Shivia wins International Charity Award

Shivia wins International Charity Award

The 18th Annual Charity Times Awards were hosted in London on Wednesday 4th October and we were delighted that, for the third year running, Shivia was shortlisted for an award.

From a large pool of nominated charities in the International Charity category, we were shortlisted alongside three other charities - AfriKids, Interpal and Media Legal Defence Initiative.

It was an honour to be considered for this award by the panel of 12 independent judges and when we arrived for the ceremony at the Park Plaza Westminster hotel we already felt like winners.  So it came as a genuine but very welcome shock to be announced the overall winner, as you can see by the reaction from our team here.