To bring rural women into the sphere of journalism, information and technology. To ensure that rural India has a platform to voice their issues and a medium through which they get local, national and international news in their own language.
Khabar Lahariya is the only local language - Bundeli and Bajjika - newspaper produced by a team of rural women. These women report, write, edit, take photographs and design the newspaper, and then distribute it to 30,000 readers in 700 villages of Chitrakoot, Banda and Mahoba districts of Uttar Pradesh and Sitamarhi, Bihar.
KL's popularity lies in the fact that it reports on local governance issue
s, rigorously monitors the implementation of schemes for the rural poor and tracks the disbursement of public money for rural development. In areas that are completely out of the spotlight of media attention, it has become a local watch dog and a weapon of the weak. KL been able to bring the rural and semi-literate poor into the circle of information; and bringing to light injustices, corruption and excesses that that remain hidden from public scrutiny.