We Found Water!

A picture of the gardening plastic tunnel at Chainpur Village.

I met with the Transformational Community Development (TCD) Income Generation members who had received seed money and raised their family income. I taught them to take ownership of the TCD program. Some of the farmers returned the seed money to the committee after their successful use of it. I encouraged them that they are lifetime TCD members and that they have had an impact on their neighbors. We are currently choosing trustworthy members and interested people. Beginning next month, a new round of seed money will be provided for new members of the community.

However, the available budget from the government office has been spent on boring underground work. Now we have to look for more funds from the government because we still need a water-lifting machine (generator) and pipes for water distribution.

As always, I continued to teach about kitchen gardening and vegetable farming. Community members are doing kitchen gardening during the growing season, but they were not able to do it during the off-season. Now, with the TCD partnership, community members have started to build plastic greenhouses for off-season kitchen gardening. Five greenhouses will be ready at the end of this month.

Because of the activeness of the community, road development projects are going on in the village. The roads are getting fixed with the help of local government resources, with twenty percent of the resources for road development coming from the community.

Dhanvi* lives in Chainpur Village with her husband and three lovely children. She had no job and was dependent on her husband for everything. Dhanvi had never thought that she could have her own business, but after she joined TCD, she learned about Income Generation and sustainability. She was not happy with her family’s financial status; it was very difficult to manage the family’s basic needs. Because of TCD’s seed money, she was able to start a microshop along with chicken and goat-keeping. Now that she has good income sources, she can manage the basic needs of her family members. She returned her seed money loan to TCD after selling some hens. She is very happy today and wants to give thanks to GHNI for supporting her through the TCD program.

Transformational Community Development (TCD) Update:


We have fixed the well and trained on the need for safe drinking, cooking, and washing water. We worked on water access for the whole community by repairing water pipelines and fixing blockages.


Through raising awareness, the number of people who went to the hospital when sick increased, and the children’s health was good, with no malnutrition among them. There is better care for pregnant women and their health. The men of the community are also healthier. Also, every family now has a toilet.

Income Generation

We focused on keeping goats, hens, bees, buffalo, and cows and on running meat shops and micro-shops. This quarter, two families started cow-keeping and received a good income by selling milk.

Thank you!

Written by: Shakta


*For the purpose of safety and wellbeing, “Dhanvi” is a pseudonym for the individual being helped by this project.

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