Stories of Hope

March 2016

  • “Replicating Projects through effective convergence”
    LIVELIHOOD

    “Replicating Projects through effective convergence”

    Following the success of the Dairy Value chain model in one of the villages in Srimushnam block, Tamil Nadu; the State Planning Commission (SPC) has agreed to replicate the Dairy Value Chain Project in another 20 villages in collaboration with District Veterinary Department. After careful scrutiny of the proposal by CARE India and Partner NGO –REAL, the off... Read More

  • Snake charmers losing their charm-Baazigar community in Jalpaigudi struggling to make ends meet
    LIVELIHOOD

    Snake charmers losing their charm-Baazigar community in Jalpaigudi struggling to make ends meet

    Like most of us, I have fond childhood memories of snake charmers with snakes dancing to the hypnotic sway of the flutes and nats/ madaris with monkeys dressed as colorful human characters jumping to the beats of the damru, every once in a while stopping by our house and entertaining everyone with their performances. At the end of the performanc... Read More

  • ‘Job Mela’- Making the Dreams of Youth come true
    LIVELIHOOD

    ‘Job Mela’- Making the Dreams of Youth come true

    An enthusiastic young women participant is able to put forth her demandsEyes sparkling with curiosity could be seen in young girls and boys who participated in the JOB MELA that was organized by CARE India in association with its partner NGO, ACDS in March 2016, in in Kelambakkam, Kancheepuram districts of Tamil Nadu. The particip... Read More

  • A cruel and deceptive green
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    A cruel and deceptive green

    Christina Simon. Photo: Sam Bolitho/CARE.It’s lusciously green all around us in this eastern highland community in Chauve province of Papua New Guinea.  Deceptively and almost cruelly green.  My colleagues from CARE Papua New Guinea and I have driven two hours from Goroka, the capital of the Eastern Highla... Read More

  • ‘Youth Mela’ – Motivating young girls to become empowered citizens
    LIVELIHOOD

    ‘Youth Mela’ – Motivating young girls to become empowered citizens

    Youth listening to the guidance from CARE IndiaIt is difficult to understand youth. Educators, parents, and community members often share a common goal—they want to help young people succeed. While few among the youth are able to climb up the ladder, others still are struggling to find the right path to success.Ba... Read More

  • Sargiguda girls step on the path of higher education
    LIVELIHOOD

    Sargiguda girls step on the path of higher education

    In Sargiguda village, located in Odisha’s Kalahandi district — where 48.12 percent of the population lives below the official poverty line, women have set out to secure the right to education for their girls. The women are now being motivated by a common dream — to push their children, especially girls, out of a life of illiteracy and poverty in... Read More

  • Breaking Gender stereotypes -Sathya an Entrepreneur
    LIVELIHOOD

    Breaking Gender stereotypes -Sathya an Entrepreneur

    Sathya standing in front of her Feed ShopDairy is seen as the next best livelihood after Agriculture in the Cauvery delta region-(Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu). Price of milch animal feed and milk determine the economy of dairy. Constant increase in feed price affects the confidence of community invo... Read More

  • Sumati Dharua – An Entrepreneur Par Excellence
    LIVELIHOOD

    Sumati Dharua – An Entrepreneur Par Excellence

    Sumati at the agri-kiosk “Farm Care” established Amguda villageIn the small obscure village of Amguda in Dharamgarh block of Odisha’s Kalahandi district, Sumati Dharua sits in her modest agricultural kiosk “Farm Care” explaining confidently the benefits of a high-yielding variety of seed to a rural wo... Read More

  • Mastering the skills to survive seasonal droughts in Ethiopia
    INTERNATIONAL

    Mastering the skills to survive seasonal droughts in Ethiopia

    Wolfgang Jamann speaks with Tuba Alyi in East Haraghe. Photo: Terhas Berhe/CARE.Last week I visited CARE Ethiopia’s field office in East Haraghe to witness first-hand the impact of the El Niño drought in east Ethiopia. I had the chance to meet with members of CARE’s Village Savings and Loans Ass... Read More

  • Empathy winning over Sympathy
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    Empathy winning over Sympathy

    Women collectives discussing the donation in kind directly to the poor affected by the Tamil Nadu floodsDevastating torrential rains in Tamil Nadu were a wakeup call that disasters can strike anytime, anywhere; even in a leading metropolitan city like Chennai where one could never anticipate floods due to heavy downpour. However, this incident... Read More

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