Rice and Fish Curry

In 2007, an innovative project which combined asset transfers, with livelihoods training and intensive mentoring, was piloted in West Bengal with 300 women who belonged to some of its poorest families. The project was intended to help them to move out of extreme poverty onto more sustainable livelihood trajectories. This film spoke to six of these women in 2007 when they were just joining the project. It returned in 2018, a decade later, to find out to what extent the project had fulfilled its promise. The documentary was produced by Professor Naila Kabeer and directed by Gautam Bose. The research project was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). The documentary was funded by the LSE Key Knowledge and Exchange Impact Fund.

Authors: Kabeer, Naila; Bose, Gautam