For six of Pathfinder International’s supporters, seeing is truly believing. In January, they joined members of the Pathfinder team on the 2014 Friends of Pathfinder trip.
Reproductive health stories from Pathfinder and beyond
For the past several years, Pathfinder has worked to prevent early marriage in Bihar and other parts of Eastern India through projects like PRACHAR and initiatives like JAGRITI.
Focus Area: Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Pinki Kumari’s life has not been without its challenges. Staying in school meant overcoming financial and societal barriers. She lost her husband at a young age and struggled to support herself because of cultural and religious restrictions that limit her mobility as a woman in India. Against all odds, Pinki not only dared to find her own voice, but found her passion in helping others find theirs.
The more I learned of their situation, the more depressed and heartbroken you would think I would have become. However, that was not the case as I began to learn about their newfound sense of solidarity, self-respect, and empowerment.