The Kudumbashree Story

Kudumbashree – the movement that has enabled millions of women in Kerala to chart a new course of life is an amalgam of stories – of struggles; of tears of joy and sorrow, and of victories small and big. The movement itself is a story, one that so far has only been told in parts.

This information portal on Kudumbashree is the output of a project to consolidate the narratives on the evolution, history, philosophy, and programmes of Kudumbashree. It is prepared by a team of professionals entrusted with the task by the Kudumbashree-National Resource Organisation. The team compiled the story through extensive desk research, interviews, and field visits. The story is supplemented by an archive of reference materials, video narratives, and photographs.

The Kudumbashree-NRO has undertaken this project as part of its mandate to disseminate the experiences of Kudumbashree to the wider world. General readers, administrators, practitioners, students and researchers will benefit from the information presented here.

Such compressed narratives will not be able to do justice to a large movement like Kudumbashree. Efforts have been made to do a reasonable compilation, presented here in different modules.

This portal is complementary to the official websites of Kudumbashree Mission and the KS-National Resource Organisation.