Stories of Hope

May 2015

  • Accurate data collection became a byproduct of service provision
    HEALTH

    Accurate data collection became a byproduct of service provision

    Interactive and innovative mobile application for frontline health workers in Bihar, India – where accurate data collection became a byproduct of quality service provision  “When we started this journey of developing a comprehensive mHealth platform for the frontline health work... Read More

  • Giving birth to a new life after quake
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    Giving birth to a new life after quake

    Chiranjibi Nepal, who is leading CARE Nepal’s programs on sexual and reproductive health, writes about the challenges of providing health care to pregnant and lactating women after the earthquake I met Asmita (20) a few days after the earthquake had struck Nepal. She lives in a little village called S... Read More

  • Impact of Factors Affecting the Performance of Public Health Workers
    HEALTH

    Impact of Factors Affecting the Performance of Public Health Workers

    22nd May, 2015. CARE India has a strong portfolio of health projectsacross the states of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, primarily focussing on maternal and child health, adolescent health, malnutrition, tuberculosis and kala-azar. In early May 2015,CARE India organized a workshop for its ... Read More

  • Nepal Earthquake moved everything, including my life
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    Nepal Earthquake moved everything, including my life

    20th May, 2015. 3am on Saturday 25 April 2015, the phone rang in my hotel room just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, USA where I was staying for a meeting with CARE USA colleagues. A big earthquake had hit Nepal; the country where I am Country Director and my adopted home. My first thought was for the safety of my staff, but mor... Read More

  • Behind every successful student there is a teacher!
    EDUCATION

    Behind every successful student there is a teacher!

    Female literacy is a first step towards helping women in recognizing their potential, gain confidence, pursue opportunities, and escape poverty. Women with low literacy and functional skills are most likely to face marginalization. In India, millions of girls in rural areas are drop outs or are discontinued from schoo... Read More

  • Chhatisgarh State Government Staff Visit the Early Childhood Development Project
    EDUCATION

    Chhatisgarh State Government Staff Visit the Early Childhood Development Project

    14th May, 2015. The Early Childhood Development (ECD) project of CARE India’s Girls’ Education Program (GEP), in the districts of Korba and Janjgir in Chhattisgarh, is continuing to get the limelight in the State government. Enthused an... Read More

  • Nepal Earthquake: How will I take care of my newborn baby?
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    Nepal Earthquake: How will I take care of my newborn baby?

    13th May, 2015. Rita was just outside her home tying up the cow when all of a sudden the earth started shaking knocking her to the ground. While most people were trying to get out of their houses, Rita rushed to get inside where her four-year-old daughter and newborn son were napping, but the house came tumbling down into a heap ... Read More

  • Nepal Earthquake: United in tragedy
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    Nepal Earthquake: United in tragedy

    11th May, 2015. It is hard to fathom that in a matter of seconds, an entire village could be turned into a heap of rubble. But that’s exactly what happened in Baruwa.  Like many of these remote villages, access to Baruwa has been cut off by landslides from the earthquake. The only way to get in is by helicopter ... Read More

  • Two earthquakes in one lifetime
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    Two earthquakes in one lifetime

    6th May, 2015. At 2:13pm on 15January 1934 Nepal was rocked by an 8.0 magnitude earthquake that killed over 8,500 people and destroyed thousands of homes. At the time 20 year old Kaman Sing Jhapa Magar was preparing to celebrate the festival of Magagsenskrati with his family. Now - 80 years later - Kaman is reliving the nightmare... Read More

  • A community devastated by earthquake
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    A community devastated by earthquake

    5th May, 2015. The idyllic village of Paslang lies nestled among Nepal’s high mountain ranges. With picture-postcard views across the valley and a close-knit and welcoming community it is the ideal spot for homestay projects for foreigners and Nepalese from other areas of the country. But as of 25 April the village has been almost totall... Read More

  • Determined Sanvli’s Ambitions
    EDUCATION

    Determined Sanvli’s Ambitions

    4th May, 2015. Portraying a shy personality when she meets me for the first time, sixteen year old Sanvli Devi is actually a rather brave, confident young girl filled with determination and courage to stand up for her rights. Sanvli’s school is about 4 kilometres away from her village Richli (Andor... Read More

  • GEP’s Early Childhood Development Project Reaches the Entire State of Chhatisgarh!
    EDUCATION

    GEP’s Early Childhood Development Project Reaches the Entire State of Chhatisgarh!

    2nd May, 2015. Since 2011, CARE India’s Girls’ Education Program (GEP) has been implementing the Early Childhood Development (ECD) project in the districts ofKorba and Janjgirin Chhattisgarh. With a goal to ensuring that young children develop holistically by having school preparedness, and to ensure improvement in malnutrition using essential pa... Read More

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