Country Of the Month – GHNI
BREAKTHROUGH OPPORTUNITY FOR MANY POOR VILLAGES IN INDIA
Sushil is one of my heroes. He was born into the lowest caste and raised barefoot in a poor village in India. It wasn’t until high school that he owned his first pair of shoes. By a miracle he went to college where his life was changed and he saw that there was hope for him and his people, some of the poorest in India. He married a wonderful young woman from a low caste and they began their journey. Though Sushil was hired to work in Calcutta, he and his wife never lost their desire to return and help the millions of rural poor of India. Five years ago he contacted us to seek a way to bring help to the poor – help that would not create dependency, but independence and transformation.
My heart is filled with joy and gratitude as I share with you that this vision is becoming a reality. After five years of working and learning of how to do Transformational Community Development in northern India, we have seen many lives and families changed. Villages are being transformed because they’re learning about water access, healthy food, economic diversity in agriculture, rural health and education. As a result, a large partner in India asked us to help train 700 of their village workers, to multiply the Sustainable TCD methodology throughout India. (Hal Jones – President)