From May 2011 Samaj Pragati Sahayog has started the publication of ‘Awaaz’, a quarterly newsletter in Hindi. The newsletter documents successful livelihood initiatives of individual Self Help Group members, as also their collective endeavor to make institutions like the Gram Sabha, the Panchayat, banks, the state and the market more responsive to their needs. With over 23000 women and their families spread across 9 locations, there is energy and enterprise, liveliness and action all around. The stories are about the acumen, the capabilities, the spirit, and the compassion of women. ‘Awaaz’ is a step towards voicing these untold stories. We hope other women will draw strength from them. View PDF