Blog: India

Celebrating Life

Life is going well in Hoogly Village. We are enjoying the Durga Puja festival, one of the biggest festivals of the Bengali people. Last month, we celebrated Teacher's Day in our computer center. We also taught more children how to wash their hands and its importance.

Thank you!

Bapi
GHNI Partner

Making Deliveries to Tribes

Last quarter was sowing season in Kharibari Village, so we did not have any weekly meetings. The villagers were really very busy with sowing and planting.  We continued our Saturday special classes for children.

I personally visited Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jalpaiguri and delivered Nepiar grass to the Goat Loan Program beneficiaries.

I was also invited to tribal social meetings in Malbazar to share about the work of GHNI. I shared about the Transformational Community Development (TCD) concepts of GHNI.

Overcoming Obstacles

This quarter in Dhoker Jhara Village, we learned a few more techniques for farming. This season, we didn’t get enough rainfall in time. Because of less rainfall, crops didn’t get enough water and we didn’t get satisfying results for harvesting.

Giving Tuesday is Today!

The day we've been waiting for has finally arrived! Giving Tuesday is the perfect opportunity to become a more committed supporter of GHNI. As a reminder, there are 3 easy ways you can join in the movement today and help villagers end their extreme poverty: 

1. Give

Every gift makes a big impact! For example, did you know just $10 can provide gardening equipment for a family to grow their own food? Or that just $25 can provide a pair of chickens?

Celebrating their Teacher

Hoogly Village, India

 

Today I would like to share with you regarding our computer center. Last month, a few of our children celebrated Teacher’s Day in our computer center. The name of our teacher is *Aarav. He is very willing to serve the children, so the children decided to surprise Aarav. I am very glad that the children are doing so well with their computer courses.

 

Elevating Quality of Life

Jatapara Village, India

 

In the small nearby village of Jhopa, people are planting vegetables to add healthy nutrients into their meal. A woman named *Priscilla showed us a new way to grow a big and tasty pumpkin. Before, she used to sow and harvest in just one place; but now, she first sows the seed in a very wet area and, when the small plant comes up, she replants it with soil in a place where it should continue to grow. In this way, tasty and big pumpkins can be harvested.

 

Increasing Income Opportunities

Dhoker Jhara Village, India

 

In the month of August, a man named *Manvay said he would challenge himself to earn more than 1,500 rupees per month (about $210). So, he built a saloon (barber shop) beside the road. During the month of July, after he finished with his field work, he started concentrating on his saloon. He will run it full time after he makes his saloon look good.

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