Society for Nutrition, Education & Health Action (SNEHA) works in partnership with communities and health systems building effective and replicable solutions, empowering women and their families in urban slums to improve their health. A secular, Mumbai-based non-profit organization, SNEHA believes that investing in women’s health is essential to building viable urban communities. SNEHA targets four large public health areas – Maternal and Newborn Health, Child Health and Nutrition, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Prevention of Violence against Women and Children.
What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is the challenges I face on a daily basis which makes me feel constantly stimulated and motivated to give my best and the feeling of working in a wonderful team that can move mountains.
What is the kindest act you’ve ever witnessed?
There are so many incidents where my colleagues care for every child and woman. The best I can recall is where a child was wondering alone in a slum one late evening and my colleague mobilized help from bystanders, the local masjid (mosque) and many others to ensure the child was reunited with her grandmother from whom she had wandered off.
If you had one super power, what would it be and why?
The one super power that I dream about is to be a “female Buddha” who can bring love and peace to all, especially women and children. There is need for so much healing for all humans and living creatures for the “living” that must be and so much to be joyful about that I want to be the medium to bring that to all.
Learn more about SNEHA at snehamumbai.org
Neena Shah More is the programme director for SNEHA centers in Mumbai, India.