Blog: India

Change is Essential

Dhoker Jhara Village, India

We as a community are doing well. We were facing issues related to whether the seeds we sowed were good. Villagers are still using the same methods they were taught from their ancestors, so they were not getting the best result. This led to lack of proper harvesting. Half of the seeds didn’t even grow after lots of hard work, so now change is essential. So this time, villagers were taught to use the good seeds.

Working on Unity

Kharibari Village, India

In Khairbari Village, we have been focusing on cultivating healthy lifestyles and we succeeded, to some extent, but villagers sometimes go back to their old habits. After that, we have planned to prioritize some of the most urgent work in the village, like making proper drainage before the arrival of monsoon, making a garbage crate in every house, and making a proper and well-arranged place for washing utensils, drying utensils, and bathing.

The Value of Education

Jatapara Village, India

 

The Jatapara community is doing well. This month we had a small parent meeting. In this, they were told about the courses and that they should send their children to school and encourage them to not be absent from classes.

 

Making Repairs on Their Own

Kharibari Village, India

 

In our weekly meetings, the deplorable condition of a village road leading to the Jaldhaka River was often discussed. During rainy season, this village road is difficult to walk due to heavy mud and waterlogging. Villagers take this path to reach the nearby Jaldhaka River and the agricultural land on the bank of the river.

 

Adopting New Ways

Jatapara Village, India

 

Villagers of Jatapara were encouraged not to go bathroom in the open because they would pollute the environment. This will cause many diseases and problems. Their government started a program for villagers to build bathrooms in front of their homes. So, they were told to build a bathroom, but they were unable to do it on their own.

 

Initiating New Goat Program

Kharibari Village, India

 

Since January, we have been working on income generation plans and we told the committee to come up with the most suitable and easy method. The committee had different plans and ideas regarding income generation but unanimously came to agree upon a Goat Loan Program.

 

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