Wisdom of Life


Lalita Devi, a feisty Dalit Woman Leader remedies the inconsistencies in Anganwadi functioning

A community’s progress is determined by the degree of progress women have achieved, held Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. This ‘progress’ has to be social, economic and political, necessarily, for women to be really liberated to rise up. Lalita Devi, a Dalit woman under Caritas India-Manthan’s Dalit Women and Adolescent Girls Leadership Building programme in Patna, Bihar, demonstrated this ‘progress’ by sounding the clarion call for uniting against

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Prime Minister at 16: Young girl from Child Parliament

Kalpana Yadav is an inspiration for many children in her village, she stood against all odds to fight for her right. Hailing from a socially excluded family, Kalpana was like any other girl who wanted to pursue education, but social stigma and difficult situations were curtailing her dreams. After completing the fifth standard her parents her to stay at home and help in domestic work but Kalpana wanted to continue her studies. DEHAT, one of the implementing

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Farmers learn nuances of sustaining vibrant Farmer Producer Company

We find a massive change in the living standard and agricultural practices of farmers in Thalavadi Block. We attribute this to the visionary efforts of Caritas India through the leadership of Dr.John Arokiaraj, Manager, Caritas India and technical assistance from Dr.Haridas, KVK, and Gandhigram University ” observes Ms.Suprabha, Project manager of Udhagamandalam Social Service Society (USSS). A shift to cash crops, high usage of chemicals and lack

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Electricity reaches village after 83 (Long) years

Since 1936, a remote village of Assam lives under the dim light of lamps and candles in the night. Though the electricity has reached the neighboring villages of Ramgaizang, Alubazar and Nadailong but the residents of Kunapara were deprived of this essential commodity. The village plunges into darkness every evening in the absence of electricity. Poor villagers cannot afford kerosene for lighting lamps and children have no other option than to finish

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U3 programme will empower communities to foster climate adaptive agriculture, livelihood, and nutritional security

17th January 2019 was another historic moment in Caritas India when finally Phase II – of U 3 program was launched at Hyderabad. U3 (Uttoran, Ujjivana, and Ujwala) as its commonly known as a cluster program in three States of West Bengal, Telangana/ AP and Karnataka with the mission to empowered communities’ to foster Climate Adaptive Agriculture and Livelihood. Caritas India Executive Director, Fr. Paul Moonjely shared that U3 program has true

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Caritas India’s Relief Project in partnership with Caritas Schweiz receives award by Switzerland Government

Caritas Schweiz Country Director Ms. Keerti K and Programme Manager Mr. Satish Kumar visited the Kerala Flood relief project site in Idukki district from the 21st of January 2019 to the 24th of January 2019. The purpose of the visit was to observe the impact of the project as well as understand the challenges that were faced during the course of the project and solutions that were sought to overcome them. The relief project which was supported by

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Caritas India launches Urban Disaster Risk Reduction Programme in Chennai

Every year cyclones or floods hit Chennai with greater intensity and this erratic pattern is likely to increase in coming years. In 2015, the city has witnessed seven heavy rainfall events with more than 60 mm rain on a single day. Cities like Chennai face tremendous pressure to reduce the impact of human, social, economic, and environmental losses in urban areas from disasters. Caritas India launched its much-awaited Urban Disaster Risk Reduction

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A bamboo house can last for a lifetime

Bamboo-based house construction is very common in North East India especially in the villages and the Debbarma community of West Tripura District is no exceptions to this. These types of houses are constructed with local and renewable materials and are more sustainable and resilient. On an average, a normal bamboo house lasts for 10-12 years and then it needs repair or replacement. Jana Unnayan Samiti Tripura (JUST), a FARM Northeast partner of Caritas

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