Kiran and Tara began working together in 2014.
They spent 10 months working with over 300 women in and around government facilities before they realized that most of the situations they encountered were far too systematically broken to make any meaningful improvements.
Prevention is critical.
Thus, Strength India was born.
Kiran grew up in a mud house with a joined family of 30 people. A village girl from Uttar Pradesh, near the holy city of Varanasi, she fought her way through social barriers and a tricky education system until she earned a Master’s Degree in Commerce and a second Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Then she teamed up with Tara to form Strength India.
Kiran’s perspective and energy play invaluable roles in the company’s direction. She is passionate about communicating with women who are commonly overlooked in society, as well as campaigning for equal treatment and access for all people. Learn more about Kiran here.
Tara came to India in 2014 to implement a capstone project in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz (in partnership with the Everett Program). She worked in management capacities with several NGOs in the Varanasi region of Uttar Pradesh before founding Strength India as a 501c3 in California, later establishing a Section 8 company with her co-founder Kiran. Tara is passionate about women’s equality, data security, systematic organization, traveling, and eating burritos (which she occasionally misses from her native California).