Stories of Hope

September 2015

  • From competition to collaboration
    EDUCATION

    From competition to collaboration

    Classrooms nowadays are like combat zones in an ancient Roman Amphitheatre, wherein armed gladiators fight for their survival. In the modern era, children armed with books and tuitions are replaying this, as they combat for higher ranks. Learning is replaced by reproduction, fun repealed with anxiety and play time stripped away by special classes. In this scenari... Read More

  • Milk producer collectives’ profit tripled
    LIVELIHOOD

    Milk producer collectives’ profit tripled

    Gujarat is one of the fastest growing economic regions in the country. Yet in some regions within the state, the pace of development is slow due to geographic and weather constraints. The district of Kutch is less developed compared to other parts of the state. It is the second largest district of Gujarat and the majority of its inhabitants are predominantly resi... Read More

  • Three years of war
    INTERNATIONAL

    Three years of war

    When I see Nada for the first time, she is sitting in front of me during one of CARE’s information sessions in the refugee camp Azraq in the north of Jordan. She sits up straight, her eyes directed to the front, soaking up every word my colleague Yousef says. He explains what assistance she can receive where and from whom, where she can get support for babies, ... Read More

  • Reminiscence
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    Reminiscence

    With aspiration running high, I walked past the car parked in the portico of CARE Bihar’s office in Ranchi, on a cold morning of January in 1998. It was my first day of work in one of largest relief and development organisation of the world. As soon as I entered the reception area, I saw a huge black and white photograph hanging on the wall. It showed the dist... Read More

  • For the people of Nissan Island, today is about survival
    LIVELIHOOD

    For the people of Nissan Island, today is about survival

    by Ed Boydell, CARE Australia’s Climate Change Advisor Today is World Environment Day. For the 7000 people living on Nissan Island, a small coral atoll in the north-east of Papua New Guinea, it is a day of special significance. World Environment Day is a call to action, a reminder of our shared responsibility for protecting the planet. This year, the... Read More

  • Dairy dares discrimination of Dalits
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    Dairy dares discrimination of Dalits

    Srivakkaramari is a Dalit settlement of 300 poor families, in the Srimushnam block. This block is endowed with natural resources. However the Dalit population have been pushed to the brink of the village, where the land is less fertile. They are mostly agricultural labourers or are working in the informal sector. Rani was a landless labourer from the Dali... Read More

  • DRIVEN BY DESTINY, ASPIRING A NEW LIFE….
    HEALTH

    DRIVEN BY DESTINY, ASPIRING A NEW LIFE….

    Petrapole is one of the areas where EMPHASIS intervention is being carried on. It is on the Indo-Bangladesh border, in the North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. It is a four hours’ drive from Kolkata and I reached there just before noon. On my way, I picked up one of our outreach workers, Anita. She has been working in the Petrapole & Bangaon field... Read More

  • A Community Comes Through
    HEALTH

    A Community Comes Through

    Every once in a while during our work in JMV we come across situations where our personal and professional skills are tested. One such situation arose during a Mothers’ Group meeting in Amradevi village in the Sirauli Gauspur block of Barabanki. This is one of the 195 villages where the Maternal and Neonatal Health program of Join My Village is being implemente... Read More

  • Lone and fighting, but not given up
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    Lone and fighting, but not given up

    Having gone up to Cuddalore, a four hour road drive from Chennai, I thought of peeping into the immediate next suburb, the cashew town of Southern India- Panruti. Panruti is known for cashew and jackfruits, both of which are rare commodities with very high economic value. Panruti cashew, a globally reputed commodity, is a bright white, tasty nut with an attractive s... Read More

  • Why would anyone migrate to such living conditions?
    LIVELIHOOD

    Why would anyone migrate to such living conditions?

    I first visited Mankhurd in Mumbai, a couple of years back, on a cool February morning. As I stepped into the slum, the first thing to hit me was the stink of rotting garbage. One could see garbage piles everywhere. The row of small houses tightly packed, served as the living spaces for hundreds to families. The stink became more acute as I ventured further towar... Read More

  • Cashing in on Cashew
    LIVELIHOOD

    Cashing in on Cashew

    Unlocking Leadership in Women Recently I was in Panrutti, the seat of cashew cluster and the hot bed of jack fruit, a buzzing small town in Cuddalore district not quite far away (just 50 Kms away) from Pondicherry. Panrutti came into limelight not long ago (January’10) for bearing the brunt of Thane cyclone, caused by unprecedented cyclonic storm unable to ... Read More

  • Breaking Myths & Inspiring Change on International Women’s Day. Series of stories from members of different companies
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    Breaking Myths & Inspiring Change on International Women’s Day. Series of stories from members of different companies

    CARE India launched a 5 days campaign from March 3–7 to create awareness on gender equality. This campaign engaged corporate employees from different companies to share stories about, women that they know who broke the myth and demonstrated exemplary courage, inspiring change around them. We will showcase some of these stories in this space. This is the fou... Read More

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