Gaining Trust to Begin Again

Kharibari, India


Back in October, with much enthusiasm, we had started the kitchen garden project in Kharibari. We planted the local seasonal vegetables, such as mustard leaf, radish, tomato and brinjals (eggplant) for supplying hygienic food and earning income by selling it at the local market. However, the untimely rain washed away everything. So in November, I encouraged the committee members to restart their kitchen gardens over again. We have distributed fresh seeds for sowing, and they are growing well.


I am thankful that after losing everything in the first planting, they still trusted me and decided to replant all the vegetables. This gives me great hope. In the midst of all the discouragement, we will be able to help make this a model village. This will impact other surrounding villages spread over hundreds of miles, where people are in desperate need.  


Apart from this, most villagers are busy harvesting and collecting the sheaves into their houses. We are also getting ready for the first committee training and hope by the end of this month we will able to complete it.