Touching Lives

The Promising Horizon
HEALTH

The Promising Horizon

Jeera Devi was born in 1994. Nearly two decades ago, when the health system was not proficient, and there was a lack of awareness, particularly in the rural areas. She was born in conditions which are not feasible for delivery. There was no midwife to assist her ailing mother, and women from the oth...

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Taking Gender Transformative Change Door to Door
MISCELLANEOUS

Taking Gender Transformative Change Door to Door

50-year-old, Malku Ram is a member of Village Development Committee (VDC) at Jabla Village in Bagicha Block of Jashpur District in Chhattisgarh. Jabla is a village with 116 households. It is about 12 kms away from the block head quarter. The entire population of the village belongs to tribal communi...

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Lalitha Kumaran’s story
DISASTER RESPONSE

Lalitha Kumaran’s story

Mr. Kumaran works as a bus driver in Konnathady Gram Panchayat and lives  in Munnar with his family. It was an ordinary day on 7th January, his daughter Nandana was watching her favourite cartoon show along with her younger brother. The entire family was relaxing and sitting together in ...

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Building Resilience Among Women Smallholders
LIVELIHOOD

Building Resilience Among Women Smallholders

CARE India with financial support from AXA has been implementing Where the Rain Falls (WtRF) project since 2010-11. While the first phase was dedicated to research, the second phase is devoted to Community Based Adaptation (CBA), under which the project aims to increase the resilience of 3000 tribal...

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The story of Sagera Firoz
EDUCATION

The story of Sagera Firoz

In 2008, Sagera Firoz Tarbi got married at the age of 16. She and her husband had two children (a girl and a boy). During the fifth year of their marriage, she got pregnant and delivered a baby girl. This time her husband was expecting a baby boy. Due to the birth of a girl, her husband started livi...

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Between Hardships and humility
DISASTER RESPONSE

Between Hardships and humility

The day started off as a routine one for me. Along with a volunteer and our associate Mr. Rajendran, I reached Devikulam Grama Panchayat. I travelled through bumpy roads enjoying the scenic beauty of Munnar to reach my destination. As part of our damaged well validation exercise, we visited Mr. Sabu...

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Be the change you wish to see
EDUCATION

Be the change you wish to see

We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don’t know where you’re aiming, you don’t have a goal. My goal is to live my life in such a way that when I die, someone can say, he cared.- Mary Kay Ash   I recalled these famous lines that I read a long time bac...

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Making work safe for women everywhere: 5 things to know about ending violence and harassment
Uncategorized

Making work safe for women everywhere: 5 things to know about ending violence and harassment

Movements like #MeToo, #YoTambién, #BalanceTonPorc, #NiUnaMenos and others have sparked widespread debate; violence and harassment against women is being exposed in  more sectors, and the violence endured by women who are often less visible is gaining more attent...

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Investing in local capacities: Empowering key actors in disaster response
DISASTER RESPONSE

Investing in local capacities: Empowering key actors in disaster response

During the recent floods in Kerala, the state witnessed hundreds of fishermen reaching out to the remotest of areas where flood victims were stuck, utilising their own resources. Over the years, disaster sites across India have seen neighbours, communities and the grassroot NGOs present locally as t...

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CARE India & Coca-Cola Bring a Ray of Sunshine to the People of Kerala
DISASTER RESPONSE

CARE India & Coca-Cola Bring a Ray of Sunshine to the People of Kerala

Kerala rains are what people typically aspire to see. In ‘God’s own country,’ it is one time of the year when the greenery explodes, mountains are lush with spices and waterfalls are heavy. This year, however, was different. In the month of August, when most of India was busy celebrating th...

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Rebuilding God’s Own Country
DISASTER RESPONSE

Rebuilding God’s Own Country

The recent floods in Kerala were the worst in living memory. In fact, so distant was the last such event, that people never believed that floods and landslides could be so devastating. Unlike many parts of India, houses are not clustered in one location, but built on hewn out hillsides as a single d...

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CARE’s emergency response in South Sudan tackles’ needs of the elderly
INTERNATIONAL

CARE’s emergency response in South Sudan tackles’ needs of the elderly

Onurina Ikikoyi cannot recall the exact date she delivered her tenth and last-born child. However, she remembers the joy she felt after giving birth to the only girl-child in the family. Celebrations went for a week, she recalls, as her relatives and friends delighted in yet another precious additio...

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