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Mid-Year Public Progress Report Bakhel, Rajasthan Indicorps 2011 Fellow   Community and NGO Background   This year, I am serving in Bakhel, a small subsistence-farming village in Rajasthan’s Udaipur District. The Bakhel community includes about 200 families spread over five mountainous hamlets. I have been living with one of these families for the past three [...]

Thinking now about why I wanted to do the Indicorps fellowship feels like trying to remember something from a past life. It’s a bit hazy and very diluted by what the year would eventually become. I remember that I wanted to challenge myself, I wanted to do service, and more than anything, I wanted to [...]

Mid-Year Public Progress Report Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu Sashti Balasundaram came to PondyCAN! his partner organization with a Masters Degree in Public Health from Columbia University. With PondyCAN! Sashti is pulling together a solid waste management project for the local Pondycherry community. Background In South India, Pondicherry (now Puducherry) exists as a Union Territory – the [...]

Mid-Year Public Progress Report Gadchiroli, Maharashtra Nithya, a graduate in Anthropology, Biochemistry and Global Health, is partnered with Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health (SEARCH) in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra. For her project, Nithya is developing and community driven intervention strategy for SEARCH on preventative health, with a focus on hypertension. Apart from her [...]

Mid-Year Public Progress Report Dedhuki, Gujarat Rushi Sanathra, a graduate from the University of California, Irvine, is partnered with Lok Mitra in Dedhuki, Gurjarat. During his Fellowship year, Rushi is developing and implementing cutting-edge social entrepreneurship models to generate additional income for disadvantaged farmers. Rushi has a passion for travelling, and learning through experimenting and [...]

Mid-Year Public Progress Report Bhuj, Gujarat Asha Gandhi attended Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she majored in Operations Management and Economics. Her project with Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan (KMVS) aims to improve the livelihood and self-respect among urban impoverished women in Bhuj, Gujarat. Asha is committed to seeking other perspectives and engaging with her [...]

Mid-Year Public Progress Report Dharwad, Karnataka With a degree in Economics from the London School of Economics, Pramal Lad spent six months with Vidya Poshak’s graduate finishing school and now brings his passion for service to Chaitanya India Fin Credit Pvt. Ltd. Pramal is currently grasping nuances of Micro-finance as he prepares to assist Chaitanya’s [...]

Mid-Year Public Progress Report Rajgurunagar, Maharashtra Shriya Palekar with a Bachelors in Economics and History from Cornell University is paired with Chaitanya in rural Pune district. Shriya’s interest in economic development is being put to good use as she develops a health insurance program from rural women. Chaitanya came into existence when two pioneering women [...]

Mid-Year Public Progress Report Bagar, Rajasthan Born and raised in New Jersey, Vivake Prasad recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a double major in Policy & Management and Political Science. As an Indicorps fellow, Vivake is fulfilling a long-held dream(s) to spend time in India doing service through working for two initiatives of the [...]

Mid-Year Public Progress Report Rajgurunagar, Maharashtra Hardeep Bhatha comes to Indicorps with post-graduate degree in International Project Managemnet. Hardeep brings her passion for social development to her partner organization Chaitanya as they collectively assemble an affordable health insurance project for women from rural areas. Chaitanya & Community Background Chaitanya is a development organization founded by [...]

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