Disaster Risk Reduction | Success Story

Pathway

Pathway

27-year-old Nagammal hurries down the cemented pathway of her village at Nathapettai. She has just completed her morning chores, sent her seven-year old son to the government school nearby and five year – old daughter to the balwadi (government-run child care...
A Bridge to School in Assam

A Bridge to School in Assam

                      Lakhimpur, Assam: As we perspire in the sweltering Delhi weather, rain is wished for fervently. However, for every part of the country rain is not always part of the prayer. The villages, Borgoya and Paschim kharkati in Lakhimpur district Assam...
A Home for Senehi

A Home for Senehi

By : Mausumi Dutta, Coordinator Documentation and MIS, Guwahati   Senehi Sonowal shares euphorically “IGSSS has given me hope for survival and has provided me the strength to think for a better future of my daughter.”     Senehi hails from Rotuwa village in Dhemaji,...
Transformation with EASE

Transformation with EASE

By: Prashant Thorat, Program Officer, West Zone     Rekha does not believe in magic. For her, the new improved sickle which she has recently started using is her magic wand. She is an energetic 36 year old from Kundi village, Barwaha district, Madhya Pradesh. Poverty...
Need to have more livelihood options: Lamkonem

Need to have more livelihood options: Lamkonem

By: MSW Intern, Don Bosco University with inputs from Kaplianlal Thangluai, Assistant Manager, IGSSS   Churachandpur, Manipur: Mrs. Lamkonem from Teisaljang village, Churachandpur district lives with her husband and one child. Agriculture is the primary occupation and...
Barefoot Veterinary Assistants

Barefoot Veterinary Assistants

  Dhemaji,Lakhimpur,Assam: During floods when villages are submerged and community takes shelter in relief camps or raised platform or embankments, livestock becomes the least cared asset. During this crisis, the veterinary department is often unable to reach the...
Thank You

Thank You

Reported By: Michael Islary,Project Coordinator,DRR,Assam     Kokrajhar,Assam: Ms.Faziron Bewa is a 35 year old woman hailing from Hekaipara village.Her family comprises herself and her son.Her husband passed away several years back due to sickness. Faziron is the...

I could Send some Money to my Children

When floods swept the otherwise serene life of the villagers living beside the Guun River that separates Churachandpur and Chandel district, it led to massive destruction of the houses and paddy fields.   Incessant rain for several days resulted in one of the worst...

Story of Suryakanta Jana

Suryakanta Jana, never in his 65 years of life used a bathing soap. Not because he didn’t want to, but more because he could not afford one. Suryakanta works as a guard in a local private fishery. His monthly income of Rs.2,000 a month vanishes almost...
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