‘Stronger Together’: A compendium of stories of courage & resilience during disasters 

Individuals at the grassroots have been a vital part of the support system for mitigation and response efforts during disasters in India. These individuals are developing the capacities and leading efforts to drive disaster management and resilience in their communities. ‘Stronger Together’: A compendium of stories of courage & resilience during disasters, prepared by Reliance Foundation and Sphere India, captures best practices by individuals at the grassroots level for mitigation, preparedness, and response to various disasters in India. 

It serves as a powerful source of inspiration for others to learn and draw strength, enabling them to better prepare for and respond to disasters in India. 

The stories presented in this compendium are based on the experiences and perspectives of individuals at the grassroots level who have actively contributed to disaster management and resilience efforts in their communities.

‘Stronger Together’ is a tribute to the ten individuals who have shared their stories of courage and resilience during times of disasters, along with millions of other individuals whose efforts often go unnoticed, yet continue to inspire the community with their relentless work, every day, contributing towards humanity by helping each other during times of emergency and crisis.




Organisations featured in the publication

This publication would not have been possible without the time and support of the organisations that have contributed immensely towards the lives and initiatives, of the individuals captured in this compendium: SEEDS India, Centre for Advocacy and Research (CFAR), Save the Children India, Swayam Samajik Vikas Sanstha, Ghoghardiha Prakhand Swarajya Vikas Sangh (GPSVS), Centre for Youth Development and Activities (CYDA), Plan India, and Bagma FPO. Their commitment and dedication have been crucial in bringing about positive change and making a significant impact on the lives of countless individuals.