Hand in Hand – we are sponsoring the village of Kharpa in India.
We are particularly passionate about this sponsorship, because it affects the structure and development of the entire village. It will be extremely exciting and rewarding to watch how this project develops. Hand in Hand’s Indian village programme creates foundations for lasting development. The goal is to implement programmes in five different areas.
Self-help groups provide women with education and training in things like entrepreneurship and financing. They will also learn to save money, and when they are ready they will be linked to microloans to help them start their own small businesses.
ALL CHILDREN IN SCHOOL.
Every resource is employed to get all children into school.
All villagers are offered health exams and basic education in such things as hygiene, nutrition and preventive care, by professional doctors and nurses.
DEMOCRACY AND IT TRAINING.
Newly established citizens’ centres give villagers access to IT training. Local committees work with children’s rights and strengthening civil society.
Villagers are taught to improve their local environment through waste management, composting and the installation of small biogas facilities that process waste to produce gas for household use.
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