Touching Lives

August 2021

The mobilizing power of males in family planning
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The mobilizing power of males in family planning

“Think about it, I have one child and I spent Rs.40 – Rs 50 on his needs daily. If I have five children, I will still have Rs 40-50 to spend on them. The children will have to snatch and fight over food. How does it make sense?” says Aakash, a participant of ZLPP pilot. The health, social and economic benefits of family planning have dawned on him... Read More

Disease doesn’t dampen the spirit The story of a young Kala Azar survivor
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Disease doesn’t dampen the spirit The story of a young Kala Azar survivor

Born into adversity Troubled times are no stranger to young Dilip Sahani, aged12 years, and his family. His father Tapan and relatives migrated to Baishai village in Manjha Block of Goplaganj district after their native village Majhariya was irrevocably affected by floods. Without a fixed source of livelihood in Baisahi village, his father and brother of... Read More

The social influencers of Bodhul
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The social influencers of Bodhul

Dasrath Manjhi, popularly known as the Mountain Man, testifies the fact that sustained efforts move mighty obstacles. Known for his heroic mission of single-handedly carving out a path through a huge mountain that obstructed the mobility of his village, he made a long- lasting impact on the lives of villagers around him, in many ways. Overcoming obstacles, physical or... Read More

A Brim-full Asha
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A Brim-full Asha

Asha Devi has diligently worked as an ASHA for village Ushari in Siwan district since 2005. Today, the position she enjoys of a well-loved, knowledgable, caring figure in the village. The travails of a migrant wife A native of Delhi, Asha Devi moved to the village in 2005 post marriage. The move to Bihar wasn't easy for newlywed Asha Devi, and it ... Read More

Overcoming Limitation, Cultivating Transformation
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Overcoming Limitation, Cultivating Transformation

“Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose”. Vijesh Ram is a thriving example of Victor Frankl’s famous quote. In spite of him being specially-abled, he cheerfully moves around his village, finding new ways and opportunities to enrich it. The first thing one notices about Vijesh Ram is his exuberance about commun... Read More

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