Wisdom of Life


Caritas India plans to reach 15,425 families in flood affected areas of Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Kerala

The North East states of Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura continue to reel under the impact of the torrential rains. As of June 18th 2018, 6,50,000 people have been affected in 1064 villages in 21 districts. Through different sources, a consolidated number of 16 deaths have occurred out of which 5 of the reported deaths were from Assam and 6 from Manipur. The incessant rain has triggered landslips and breaching of flood water on the highways

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The collective effort brought the market to farmer’s doorstep

In more than 30 acres of land, Squash is cultivated by 58 families from Marang village in Nongstoin, West Khasi Hills district in the state of Meghalaya. The crop grows very easily with very minimum input and due to its high demand, farmers find it a better choice for cultivation. During the last season (July 17 to Sept 17), the households which cultivate the crop had earned a good income. The income figures ranged from Rs. 2,000/- to Rs. 30,000/-.

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Meet the women fighting corruption at Anganwadi centre, Munger

Paro Devi never imagined that she would ever raise her voice against corrupt Anganwadi worker to safeguard the rights of children and pregnant women. Being the Mata Samiti (Mother’s collectives) leader of the Musahar community in Munger, has learned about the provisions, rights, and entitlement under Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) from Caritas India Roshni Programme. Roshni works for the children of 1-14 years, pregnant and lactating

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Caritas India aiding health & social workers with medical equipment’s to fight Nipah virus

Lini, working in Perambra Taluk Hospital as a nurse died after possibly getting exposed to the deadly virus while attending to Nipah virus-infected patient in Kozhikode. The infection is a newly emerging zoonosis that causes severe disease in both animals and humans. In Kozhikode and Malappuram districts, 16 deaths were recorded. Even though the authorities have declared the outbreak under control, still people are frightened to even visit the

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Humanitarian workers trained on managing humanitarian relief

Humanitarian organizations were engaged in emergency response for many decades and being effective and relevant is the need in the ever-changing scenario. Support in terms of need assessment, beneficiary selection, relief distribution, institutional strengthening, the capacity building requires constant progression for any humanitarian assistance. Caritas India, as a humanitarian agency has touched over a million lives through a range of emergency

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Planting papaya and silver saplings for a healthy tomorrow

Plants are most important part of our ecosystem and by nature, it has a tendency to ‘give’ either food, clothing, fuel, shelter or oxygen necessary for human existence. Different species of plants have a different value, some bear fruits, some has medicinal value, some are auspicious and some bear crops. Humankind is directly or indirectly dependent on plants for their survival. In a race of rapid globalization and urbanization, the environmental

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World Environment Day: reflecting on a greener environment

FARM Northeast programme is taking steps towards creating a greener environment in Northeast India.  Every year, 5 June marks World Environment Day. A day dedicated to raising awareness on emerging environmental issues from marine pollution, human overpopulation, and global warming, to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime. Caritas India FARM Northeast programme in seven states of North East India marked the World Environment Day (WED)

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Why I became Poshan Mitra

Mujhe mere logo k liye kaam karna aur unka gyan badhana achha lagta hai aur Sabal ka poshan mitra banker mujhe ab gao wale aur jyada manne lage hai ( I love to work and sensitize my people, now after becoming the Sabal nutrition friend, I am getting more respect from my community ) says, Rajkumar. Rajkumar Patil has been appreciated for his contributions to volunteer for Sabal as a Nutrition Friend during Caritas India’s All India Conference on

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