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By Preethi Sundaram “Let’s give the villagers soup – we’ll start a soup kitchen.” “I’m going to bring sprouts to the school today – they kids can eat it and be healthy.” Great ideas- except one thing. Nobody understands what you’re talking about. International development, grassroots field work, poverty alleviation are all very trendy words [...]

On average, men in India urinate six times a day, whereas women in India urinate only twice. If both men and women are supposedly both born free and equal, barring a ‘Y’ factor, one would wonder what produced such a vast difference. It’s the same reason women traditionally have not been allowed to run, laugh [...]

Dear Changemakers, Pour in equal measures community immersion, grassroots development, courage, and compassion. Indicorps offers Fellowships for passionate individuals of Indian origin to implement sustainable development projects with community-based organizations across India, to live simply and to embody what it means to “BE THE CHANGE.” Compact it into a year. From Gujarat to Bihar, and [...]

The girls of Bagar continue to inspire me, but where is Bagar? A not-so-quick search on Google Maps reveals a tiny dot in Jhunjhunu district in the particularly conservative Shekhawati region of Rajasthan in Western India. How exactly does one find inspirational girls and women in an environment which seems to be conducive for precisely [...]

SEPT 15, 2008 – MAR 15, 2009 STRENGTHENING HEALTH WORKER’S TRAINING ANDUR, OSMANABAD DISTRICT, MAHARASHTRA Meghana Limaye, August 2008 Fellow HALO Medical Foundation Background and Project Vision HALO Medical Foundation was started in 1993 by Dr. Shashikant Ahankari and his wife Dr. Shubhangi Ahankari. They began their work by training village level health workers after [...]

SEPT 15, 2008 – MAR 15, 2009 ALTERNATIVE ENERGY & LIVELIHOODS AGUNDA, TEHRI GARHWAL, UTTRAKHAND Prerna Seth, August 2008 Fellow Jansamarth, New Delhi Background and Project Vision Jansamarth is an organisation that has been working on developing micro-hydro power plants in 6 remote villages of the Tehri Garhwal region of Uttrakhand for the past 2 [...]

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