Blog: India

No Longer Weather-Dependent

Dhoker Jhara Village, India

Villagers are very excited about the Transformational Community Development (TCD) programs. Last month, they got a hand pump, and before that, they received also a bore-well. Additionally, a river water-lifting pipeline is being built for increased cultivation production. Before, they were dependent on weather for cultivating vegetables and crops.  Now they are no longer depend on weather. They are really excited for this!

Overcoming Obstacles

Jatapara Village, India

Transformational Community Development (TCD) is growing in Jatapara Village. Villagers now understand that they can develop their life, society, and village. Through TCD education, many of them are able to see their errors. They are confessing that due to lack of discipline, they are not able to improve their living. Now they understand that through TCD they could get a better living standard.

New Tech Confidence

Jharkhand Computer Institute, India

Two of our graduates would like to express their appreciation:

From Ashish:

TCD Continues to Expand

Jatapara Village, India

Lives have been positively affected through Transformational Community Development (TCD) in Jatapara Village. Since men have to work during  the day, many of them could not attend a TCD meeting and remain in doubt about the success of such programs, but we are still trying to convince them.

TCD Catches on as Lives Are Changed!

Dhoker Jhara Village, India

As we were expecting, more people are excited about our Transformational Community Development (TCD) program. In Dhokar Jhara Village, Ranga and Hempur were like many who had negative thoughts about the potential success of TCD. They are now convinced they can change their situation through this program.  

Students Come from Far and Wide

Students overwhelmed by the opportunity to learn how to use a computer share their experiences with Jitendra, Manager of the Jharkhand Computer Institute. His update on the center will certainly cause you to think differently about technology!


Jharkhand Computer Institute, India

Anand speaks about his new skill:

Education Program Returns

Dhoker Jhara Village, India

I resumed the educational program in all three villages in Dhoker Jhara cluster. I have also encouraged many people to begin income generation projects. They want to raise goats for additional income.    

We had to close the education project due to financial reasons, but now we have resumed it. All the children are very happy that they are now given additional tutoring for study. Parents are also happy about this.    


Seeds of Hope

Jatapara Village, India

Chandmuni is a young woman who is very happy about Transformational Community Development (TCD) in her village of Jatapara. She is now taking initiative to teach others about the importance of TCD. She is helping other village women of Jatapara to learn about nutritious food. Through her perseverance, they have decided to do a kitchen garden in the dry season, also.

Bringing in the Harvest

Jatapara Village, India

For villagers in Jatapara Village, summer marks the season which will foretell whether their children’s stomachs will be full or empty. Busy with planting rice, and sometimes corn in higher elevations, mothers and fathers give every ounce of their energy to their work. This is their only source of income for the year; their only chance to provide their children with proper nourishment for success in school...for a chance at life.