Blog: India

Bountiful Kitchen Garden Model

Jatapara Village, India

Last month I taught the villagers of Jatapara to do kitchen gardening and grow brinjal (eggplant), tomato, chili, and more so that they don’t have to buy vegetables from the market and they can enjoy nutritious food and even sell it. As the result, some of the villagers grow them now.

Building Vision to Overcome Stumbling Blocks

Dhoker Jhara Village, India

In the month of May, we placed a vision into the minds of villagers to transform themselves and their community. Their traditional mind-set is to want results, instantly. For example, if they have to earn money, they will prefer doing work which can gain them instant income. This is one reason why they cannot -- or don’t -- want to do business. This is a stumbling block in their way of development.

Two Goats toward a Dream

Dhoker Jhara Village, India

Fulmuni, a housewife, lives in Dhoker Jhara Village with her nuclear family. Her husband is a laborer who works hard to earn his living. They have a beautiful daughter who studies in school. Fulmuni is a hard-working lady, who manages to do all the household work and take care of her husband and daughter as well.

Model Onion Farmer

Dhoker Jhara Village, India

In this quarter, we distributed goats among villagers to help them become self-sustaining for the long term. We loaned two to three goats to every individual who was interested in taking them. They will take care of the goats for the next one to two years and can start a chain of animal husbandry through the animals’ offspring.