Blog: DG Village

Helping According to Their Needs

*DG Village, Nepal

 

This past quarter, community people gathered together to talk about how they can make an example for other community members. We have continued teaching lessons on Transformational Community Development (TCD) focusses of Income Generation, Wellness and Hygiene. We are also teaching the Children’s and Women’s Group. 

 

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Working Hard, Improving Attitudes

*DG Village, Nepal

 

I spent most of the time visiting with the families in the community. When they are busy with their work, I go to their workplace and encourage them. 

 

I teach about personal health and sanitation which is very important. Villagers are benefitting from their small businesses and goat rearing. 

 

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Slavery Prevention Lessons

*DG Village, Nepal

 

This month, we taught and raised awareness about slavery prevention in the community. Women’s groups willingly participated for the lesson and discussion. They said it is very important that every member, especially mothers and their children, be aware about it.

 

In our village, people are now more conscious about the importance of using the toilet. Some people are building their toilets. It’s a good thing that the government is also encouraging the villagers to build their own toilets.

 

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Taking Ownership of Development

*DG Village, Nepal

 

During this quarter, I've been following up by teaching lessons on health, hygiene, and disease prevention to the children’s and women’s groups. The community responded saying that Transformational Community Development (TCD) lessons are so simple but very necessary and powerful tools for community development.

 

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Motivated to Learn

This past month, the women and children groups were more interested in learning about personal hygiene. Even to open places without shelter, they come ready to learn about new things. Their health status seemed to be improving when we met with them outside. They are also more obedient and helpful.

 

Turning from a Life of Struggle

This month, we focused on our work in the field. Farmers are encouraged and willing to do their best. We had group discussions, taught lessons on family planning, personal health, and hygiene and discussed creating better income by doing small business. We continued with house visits to encourage the farmers.

 

Utilizing the Micro Loan Program

I have been following up with villagers by teaching lessons on health, hygiene, and disease prevention to the children and women’s group. I was greatly encouraged when the community told me that our Transformational Community Development (TCD) lessons are so powerful for their community development.

The first group that participated in the micro loan program has benefited much from the small fund that we supported. The first group paid back their loan and then it was loaned to the next group. More community people are interested in participating in the micro loan program.

Convinced by Good Results

**Salmee is an uneducated woman residing in Dangraha Village. She has five children. When we started our Transformation Community Development (TCD) class, both her husband and she rejected it. I went to their house many times and followed up. When they observed the changing lifestyle of women in the TCD group, they realized that it is good. Salmee and her husband discussed it with each other and invited me to their house to let me know they want to join our TCD class and learn many things.

Khyana Changed Her Life

Thriving in Rainy Season

*DG Village, Nepal

 

This is the rainy season. Most of the villagers suffer from different kinds of diseases. The water source becomes polluted. Our Transformational Community Development (TCD) lessons are so helpful to them. We continued teaching about sanitation and disease prevention. Now they know that most of the people become sick because of dirty water.  

 

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