Kamla Kushwaha hails from Harpura village under Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh where livelihood mainly depends on farming. In Harpura village, Kamal had witnessed the constant dry spell of 15-20 years which not only created water crisis for farming but also sustenance. He relied on farming pulses, soyabean and vegetables to support his family. He used to collect three quintals of fruits from one acre of land but each crop cost him either moreRead more
By Amrit Sangma, PR and Communication Officer On our way to Kashmir, I had asked Fr. Frederick D’Souza 'How long will it take before Caritas India can get it first Woman Director?' The answer he gave was not definite. But what I could guess is that he has sown the seeds. In the past one decade and especially in the last 6 years as Executive Director of Caritas India, I have seen he has installed key positions in the hands of women leaders - whichRead more
New Delhi, November 10: Darr jo hain insaan ka sabse bada dushman hain, aur ye andar se ata hain. Jab darr insan ke uppar havi ho jata hain toh, hume rassi sanp dekhai deta hain, billi jo hain sher dikhai deti hain (Fear is man’s biggest enemy – it emanates from within – and when fear takes control, our perspective to life is reduced – we see snake in place of a rope, we see a wild lion in place of a meek cat.) These were the words of CaritasRead more
A 14-member German delegation visited four villages in Beed, Maharashtra, to review the impacts achieved by Jeevan People Led Empowerment (PLE) from 2 to 4 November 2017. The delegation, led by Dr. Anselm Meyer-Antz of Misereor, met with community members to apprise themselves about the community empowerment initiatives during its three-day visit to Jeevan PLE. The visit was organized as an exchange visit in the run-up to the Lenten Campaign whichRead more
We need to move from temples to toilets. To pollute the water is a green crime – it is violence – let sanitation and meditation go together. Service should be based on need and not based on religion. Creator – God is the first volunteer – with no discrimination – no vacation – we sleep but he breathes for us- he insures us – with no premium. God charges no fees – you close your eyes and he is there. I come from the Ganga – whereRead more
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