Blog: India

Working in Unity

Jatapara Village, India

Last month, we raised awareness about contaminated water. Now they understand and are drinking pure water again. Some of my friends came from Kolkata to our location, and we did a unique experiment to raise awareness. We gathered children and started playing with them. Seeing this, older persons took an interest in us. By doing this, we taught them the importance of living in unity.

In Need of a Well

Dhoker Jhara Village, India

After encouraging people in Hemantpur Village, some of the villagers took initiative to cultivate seasonal vegetables. Water was lifted from a pond, but it was not enough to fulfill the water needs of all the people. They asked for help to dig a well.

Big Fish Harvest

Jatapara Village, India

We cultivated 1,000 fish last month and now they have grown bigger. To encourage villagers, we did some fishing and sold the fish in the same village and nearby villages.

We also trained them to do goat farming. Not all villagers had goats, so we first only trained those who had them. After setting an example, we would give them some goats as a loan.

Developing Model Examples in Villagers

Dhoker Jhara Village, India

This past quarter, some of the people in Ranga Village took initiative to cultivate various kinds of vegetables.

Cultivating In-season Crops

Jatapara Village, India

In the villages of Jatapara and Dhoker Jhara, the people are poor because of a lack of ideas regarding making money through their own resources. Most of them used to do a one-time cultivation of rice each year, and the rest of the time they worked as laborers. After raising awareness about their health issues during their weakest growth month of January, we told them to cultivate specific vegetables according to the season. They can sell them in the city or weekly markets to make money.

Income Generation Plans

Dhoker Jhara Village, India

In the villages Ranga and Hemantpur, as members of committee have been discussing about the scope of goat farming and taking mini loan. They have come to the conclusion to take initiative in both of these areas, as most of them are confident in these areas. If they get mini loan from GHNI, they do not need to go to the lenders who give money with high interest. Also for income generation, they are planning for each person to raise two goats.

Gaining More Profit

Jatapara Village, India

We are excited seeing the work of transformation among the villagers. In this season, they are cultivating potatoes, tomatoes, wheat, and mustard. After getting awareness classes, they are taking their steps towards making profits from their vegetables. Since the stream is nearby this village, they are taking advantage of it.

Villagers Get the Vision

Dhoker Jhara Village, India

Due to the nature of our work in the field, it's not always possible to provide a high quality photo. We're happy to provide a current visual of our work despite the quality.

Great Teachers Make Successful Students

Jharkhand Computer Institute, India

“I am Jully and I come from Karharbil Dumka in Jharkhand, India. I belong to tribal cast family. I have studies in 12 standards. One day, I thought of learning about computers. But I didn’t have any idea where should I go to learn. My elder sister was learning somewhere. I asked her to take me. She had already studied in Jharkhand Computer Institute, so she helped me to take admission there."