Welcome to Ashankur

Ashankur, which means "Shoots of Hope," is focused on the empowerment of marginalized women in India to enable them to increase their control over decisions affecting their lives both within and outside their households.

This is accomplished through Self Help Groups, Skills Training, Organic Farming, Micro-Finance, and other social and economic empowerment Progams for rural women.

Women of Ashankur with Goats


"The Unmaking and Making of a Woman" (PDF)
– by Sr. Daphne Sequeira
1st International Conference on "Life, Family, Development:  the role of women in the promotion of human rights"
Rome, March 20-21 2009

Contact Information

Ashankur Rural Women's Center
Village Bhokar
Tal. Shrirampur
Dist. Ahmednagar
Maharashtra India 413 739

Phone: 02422 - 245649