Excellent Economic Results
This month, I went from house to house and taught about Education. Now 10 children have passed the exam! In order to get a better education, families also have to understand the subjects they are studying at the tutoring center.
Two families, together with the help of another organization, have drilled a hand pump for safe Water by contributing some money themselves. At the initiative of the community and after going from house to house, I taught four families that they should boil water to avoid various diseases and drink water according to the season (more in hotter seasons).
I also taught that eating healthy, vitamin-rich food increases the body’s ability to fight disease, which led to learning about various common diseases. I recommended they eat more green leaves instead of oils and spices.
Fever and headache problems have increased in more communities recently, and some people have been exposed to dengue disease, so now a total of 14 people have learned how to be safe from dengue fever. Eight women, along with one physician, have been dispatched to provide care at the health post. To avoid the disease, I alerted our communities about the service facilities provided by the health post.
I went from house to house to check in on our Transformational Community Development (TCD) progress, and seven families have bought cows from the income from selling goats. Some shopkeepers are also getting a good income. Good economic results are being seen.
Shanoli* told us her story. “There are only four daughters in my family. Twenty-five years ago, my husband died while working in a rice mill. My life was very sad, and I suffered in many areas. Because I have daughters, it was a heavy burden for me. Our community still has a dowry system, so it is very difficult for them to get married. When TCD started and I became a member, the lessons taught in TCD class helped me bring about a big change in my family. My daughters got married with the help of the community members, and the organization has provided hand pumps to drink clean water. I am very happy and would like to thank GHNI from the bottom of my heart.”
Written by: Mary
GHNI TCD Worker
*For the purpose of safety and wellbeing, “Shanoli” is a pseudonym for the individual being helped by this project.
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