Success Stories

A Step towards Peace Initiative

A Step towards Peace Initiative

Written By : Ms.Nazia Nabi, Officer Programmes, Kashmir    Aneesa Hamid, a 23 year old, young and energetic girl hails from the village Kawpora of District Bandipora. Her family comprises seven members including her parents, three younger sisters and one brother. Her...

The Story of a Young Teacher from Kashmir

The Story of a Young Teacher from Kashmir

Story By : Essar Batool, Consultant, Kashmir   Fayaz is a young, energetic boy in his early twenties, 23 years to be precise; skinny and yet active as he leads us to the Functional Literacy Center in Nowgam, Sumbal. There is no trace, no evidence that would allow a...

Bridge to Mardipodi

Bridge to Mardipodi

Written By : Sukanya Chatterjee, Manager Programmes (East), Kolkata   Rayagada, Odisha: Mardipodi, the quaint village which is home to around 48 tribal families in Kumbhikota Gram Panchayat of Rayagada district has long remained an off the map place. Therefore, it...

Wosta Mohammed Ibrahim: The Kaleen Baaf

Wosta Mohammed Ibrahim: The Kaleen Baaf

Wosta means Master Weaver; Kaleen Baaf means Carpet Weaver in Kashmiri   Written By : Essar Batool, Consultant, Kashmir   Mohammed Ibrahim is lean man, almost skinny in his late 50s. He looks unkempt and dons the traditional kameez salwar; he introduces himself as the...

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

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

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 immediately...

A Farmer Speaks

A Farmer Speaks

Reported By: Mr.K.C. Sahu       Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh: Sur Singh, of Village Gopal Pura, Jhabua, MP, is a farmer who owns 1.5 bheega land and is also a part time mason. He is a regular member of the Kisan Club formed under the IGSSS livelihood programme SOUL...

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