Wisdom of Life


1500 Fruit Saplings Harnessed from MH Government Scheme; Saving Rs. 60,000 under Sabal

Sabal has been promoting the plantation of more and more fruit saplings across its 108 project villages to ensure nutrition security among the Korku tribes. Compared to the last years initiative this year the team planned to plant 3 times more saplings under the “Go Green; Go Nutritious” plantation drive so that every household has at least 2 – 3 varieties of fruit saplings in their backyard to meet the unfulfilled nutrition that are only met

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The new Anganwadi can cater more children in Gadhiya Baluwa Village

A large population of malnourished, hunger-stricken children with high-infant and maternal mortality is found in the Musahar community in Bihar. The people are suffering from a deluge of problems ranging from diseases, lack of education, lack of hygiene, illness, etc. Due to lack of information, people of Dera Colony under Gadhiya Baluwa panchayat were ignorant about the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) facilities provided by the Government

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Sailing in different water – Kerala Floods

The mayhem associated with Kerala floods that devastated the normal life of people can be explained through the simple statistics that 391 houses are fully damaged and 10316 houses are partially damaged; 241250 families are affected from 965 villages coming under 74 panchayats, 24 blocks and 14 taluks and 7 districts; 25,469 families  with 86598 persons are staying in the relief centres. Between the l6th and 18th of July 2018, the Southcentral part

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“I am experiencing a new way of life through my involvement in the WADI programme”, says Subhas Tamang. Subhas is one of the farmers under WADI project from Nim Gumbagaon village in Kalimpong district of West Bengal. In October, Caritas India in collaboration with NABARD has initiated WADI under their Tribal Development Fund (TDF) for 15 villages under 3 Gram Panchayats of Kalimpong Block-III of Kalimpong district of West Bengal which is implemented

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Sashastra Seema Bal trained on Human Trafficking

The Indo-Nepal border has been a susceptible point of human trafficking from ages. Despite many laws to regulate the trafficking, both in Nepal and India, it continues. The percentage of trafficking is increased by 500% since 2013, claimed by Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). Caritas India’s Swaraksha programme on Anti-Human Trafficking addressing the issue at the Indo-Nepal border with the support of its partner DEHAT and PGSS. The programme focuses

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Inter-faith actors came together to share their climate change initiatives

Islamic Relief India (IRI) invited inter-faith actors from the social development sector to share their perspectives and discuss the action required in responding to climate change and need for sustainable consumption and production. Organised by IRI at India Islamic Centre (IIC) in New Delhi on July 20, 2018, the event has also inaugurated the dialogue and launch of e-course on sustainable consumption and production. It was an influx of sharing

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Jharkhand Social Apostolate oriented on Caritas India Strategic Plan

Firmly rooted to Catholic Social Teachings, Caritas India has been working with her partners across the country to emancipate individuals and communities from all forms of poverty and disempowerment. On July 24, 2018, Bishops, Forum Director and Diocesan Directors of Social Apostolate (DDSAs) of Jharkhand were oriented on Caritas India’s new strategic plan. The meeting discussed the importance of a new way of the partnership with Caritas India

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Fighting stigma and misconception against nutrition

Rohit now smiles and play cheerfully with other children of his age. He has gained a steady weight of 12.5 Kgs and his family is happy and enjoys the 3-4 variety of vegetables in their meal. A few days ago, four-year-old Rohit was critically ill and weak due to severe malnutrition. Rohit was measured Severely Acute Malnourished (SAM) by Spandan SABAL Nutrition Health Worker (NHW) during his visit to the family. The case was immediately informed to

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