Building Up Every Open Avenue
We carried out Transformational Community Development (TCD) activities according to the plan, needs, and importance of the community in Katuwaghat Village. I worked hard in October. I taught the villagers about healthy food and how to build up a strong immune system by eating different kinds of foods, such as vitamins, fruits, maize, wheat, fish, milk, other proteins, etc. and that one should avoid cigarettes and too much alcohol or marijuana, too. I taught a class of ten villagers, and they learned it very well. They are excited to teach others, too.
Five families learned about the use of safe water for drinking, cooking, and washing. Now, they know that different kinds of diseases are caused by dirty water. Soniya used her money to build a water-lifting hand pump because she understood the importance of safe drinking water in living a healthy life. Not only does her family use it, but they also allow their neighbours to use it.
We had a meeting with the community children and encouraged them to continue to go to school. Now, because of the TCD teaching community, the villagers know the importance of Education and have started sending their children to school.
I also taught about dengue fever and its domestic cure. I taught and encouraged two pregnant women to regularly go to the hospital for their pregnancy check-up. I also taught them about the vaccinations they should take during the pregnancy period.
I visited the TCD Income Generation Team to see their work and encourage them. They are doing well with Income Generation. The community members are raising their income source because of the TCD classes and seed money.
“My name is Sapna. There are eight members of my family, and our lives were miserable because of financial problems. We depended on my husband’s income. He is a labourer, but because we had no other family income sources, it was very hard for the whole family to live. We had to take out a loan for medical expenses when a family member got sick. After we learned new teachings from TCD and were given seed money, we bought a mother goat. She had two baby goats, and they started to multiply. This inspired us to do more work for income generation. We bought cows and have a good income source. Now we don’t have financial problems like before. Thank you.”
Written by: Kiran
GHNI TCD Worker
*For the purpose of safety and wellbeing, “Sapna” is a pseudonym for the individual being helped by this project.
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