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Offering Interreligious Prayers for Kerala Flood Victims on World Day of Prayer for the Care of the Creation

Caritas India, the social work arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India for social concern and human development organized an inter religious prayer gathering in association with Kerala Social Service Forum for the flood victims in Kerala, on August 31, 2018 at Pastoral Orientation Center, Kochi. The religious leaders from known leading religions in Kerala attended the prayer gathering and showed their solidarity for the poor people affected

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Sabal Partner’s Review cum Planning Meet

A 3 days review-cum-planning meeting was organized from September 6-8, 2018 at Khandwa for all the Sabal partners to provide a platform where all the partners get an opportunity to come together and present their result achievements, challenges and also strategies to overcome the challenges for the duration from May – Aug 2018. It helped in inter-learning and mutual sharing to strengthen knowledge and experience following with drafting 6 monthly

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Farmers’ urban market: A win-win situation

Social Service Centre (SSC), Shillong is working to better connect smaller farms with urban consumers to give local produce a boost. This was made possible through the Indigenous Food Fest organized on June 15, 2018, under FARM Northeast II programme. The fest aims to preserve, maintain and promote indigenous food resources and wild edibles available in the community. The fest has offered the platform to the farmers to sell their products in the

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It's being called the flood of the century. Torrential rains & strong winds over three weeks have devastated God's own country, Kerala. It has already received 30% more rain than its annual average; rains in the state often last till November. 34 dams are spewing water, 44 rivers are in spate. 12 of the state's 14 districts are submerged. 36 locations are battling landslides. More than Rs 11,000 crore in damages. Such devastation was last seen

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49th Development Dynamic Course (DDC) concluded on 9th August 2018

The flagship program of Caritas India is designed to train the newly appointed social workers in the Field of social work. The 3-week long program witnessed participation of 43 participants from all over India bringing together their varied and vibrant experiences. The curriculum of the training deals with vital topics relevant for working for the most marginalised people. Social analysis, people led empowerment, community mobilization, resource

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Safeguarding the wellness of wells – Kerala action research experience

The southern state of Kerala comprises of 14 districts covering 38,863 sq. km. It is divided into three distinct natural zones, namely, highlands, midlands and coastal planes. The highland region forms part of the Mountain ranges (Western Ghats) extending to 600 km at the eastern extremity.  On the western periphery lie the coastal planes in close proximity with the Arabian Sea.  The State is blessed with a moderate climate with sufficient rainfall. 

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Annakkuty Amma was all alone in the water on her tiny rowboat bobbing by the bank. All she needed was a patient ear, for the dam within, to burst. Her skin disease is especially bad, she says. The pain & itching are almost unbearable. Caritas India supported her with Food and WaSH kit. The kits itself is just a small (though necessary) gesture. What these people needed most is someone to stand by them, hear them out. That's what truly begins

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Caritas India strives to make central India drought proof

Over the years, recurring droughts and frequent crop failures have driven the farming community of Central India to despair for several years on the trot. During the current period, a major part of Central India is reeling under the spell of drought that has created the severe water crisis. Farming communities of Marathwada and Vidarbha regions of Maharashtra and Bundelkhand that straddles Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh have lost their livelihoods

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