Sushil is again our focus in GHNI India as he more clearly explains his work, the people, GHNI and the needs of his people the Santals. Sushil has for the last few months been actively training an additional four leaders in TCD, allowing them preparation time for the new wells going in soon and the implementation of a full-spectrum TCD process. These leaders are in a set of four villages surrounding Dokher Jhara, India, allowing easier access to the training Sushil gives and continually under-girds.
Tirupur, India is in many ways hostage to its own success. A major clothing and garment manufacturing center of India, tens of thousands remain without basic needs such as clean water. These are subjugated to “system” of slavery intrinsic to this industry that pays $4-$7 dollars per week, depending on whether you are a women/man and where one is in the processes of this type of manufacturing. Most in the West would call it “slave labor”. GHNI is now(7/’12) in the process of digging its first well in this neediest of locations. This water is available for not only home domestic needs, but will also be available for irrigation purposes also needed in these families for crops cultivation. Dan was there at the end of 2011 and personally witnessed these families in dire need of clean water.
Water, of good clean quality has also been in extremely short supply with the Korku. Many have to travel longs distances to collect small amounts of low quality water for their homes and living needs.
Additionally, due to competition among so-called government groups there, little has been received from the people in terms of genuine self-sustainable help.
GHNI is currently in the process of a project to help in some key areas of need among the Korku. Rameshwer has requested at least 1 good water well and 30 (10 males & 20 females) goats for the village clusters he works in. Rameswer is a truly good man working under extreme conditions, as he gives to the Korku people from his limited resources. GHNI is committed to helping Rameswer and the Korku he serves.