Stories of Hope

August 2015

  • Every cloud has a silver lining
    EDUCATION

    Every cloud has a silver lining

    Rebati Barik is a 11 year old girl, she comes from a family of five siblings. They lost their mother at a very young age and in a short time lost their father also. Until the time her father was alive she was going to school and completed her third grade. Following the death of her father she was taken in by her uncle who subsequently placed her in the village te... Read More

  • Not everything is lost: Earthquake is an opportunity to build a stronger Nepal
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    Not everything is lost: Earthquake is an opportunity to build a stronger Nepal

    I was visiting Nepal after three years and this time it wasn’t the same. I knew life would have changed after the April 25 earthquake, however, to be physically there in the middle of the devastation – it was heartbreaking. The victory tower of Nepal – Dharhara which used to stand tall at the center of Kathmandu was missing, the ancient Hindu te... Read More

  • From black tea to milk tea: The story of Desar Bhai
    LIVELIHOOD

    From black tea to milk tea: The story of Desar Bhai

    It was a sunny day in Bhuj as we made our way to Faulaivanth village, in Abdasa block, in Kutch area of Gujarat. Seeing the arid landscape for a hundred kilometers and more, it was easy to understand why Kutch is one of the most unforgiving places on earth, with 36 of the last 90 years being drought years.Most Kutc... Read More

  • A Milestone for Wasima and Udaan Mewat
    EDUCATION

    A Milestone for Wasima and Udaan Mewat

    Little Wasima Khan, age 11 with bright, sparkling brown eyes is by far one of the liveliest characters I’ve ever met. Filled with boundless energy, you’ll find her dashing from one corner to another at Udaan Mewat’s campus.Last November, Wasima, along with about a dozen other Udaan students took part in a day-long school fair where th... Read More

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