A nursing mother takes her child to a health centre in The Gambia.


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Talat is the first female rickshaw driver in Bhopal.

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Driving change: Talat's triumph

Talat is 29 and lives in Bhopal, India, where she makes a living as an auto-rickshaw driver. She mastered this skill with the help of a one-stop crisis centre called Gauravi after she left an abusive marriage. 

Not only has this work enabled Talat to earn an income and become financially independent, but it also made it possible for her to help keep her community safe during the 2020 pandemic by leading ActionAid’s Covid response. 

The ActionAid-supported Gauravi Centre was looking for drivers to deliver thousands of vital food packages each day to marginalised communities in the Bhopal area in 2020. When Talat learned about this team effort, she knew she wanted to be part of it. 

“Just as I was supported by them, I wanted to also support others”. 

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A nursing mother takes her child to a health centre in The Gambia for her child's weekly clinical checkup. ML Touray/ActionAid

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