New Well In Jatapara, India

Close-Up Drilling Rig Shot
Close-Up Drilling Rig Shot
Well-Kids Watching Drilling
Well-Kids Watching Drilling
Dry Very Dry Place - Jatapara
Dry Very Dry Place – Jatapara
Well Drilling-Families Awaiting Water-Jatapara
Well Drilling-Families Awaiting Water-Jatapara
Well Drillers At Work - Jatapara, India
Well Drillers At Work – Jatapara, India
Well Drilling-Pipe Heading Over-Jatapara
Well Drilling-Pipe Heading Over-Jatapara
Well-Jatapara-w.pipes
Well-Jatapara-w.pipes

Visualized it, written about it, budgeted for it, and reported on it; but this was my first time actually being on site and seeing the drilling process for water. February was a great month to be in India again for two weeks!

It is a fascinating thing to watch not only the drilling process, but also the human activity going on around such an important “event” in the lives of the recipients. People were everywhere!

One such well in one village, can usually have the capacity to provide water for 150-300 people. One of our goals in GHNI is to provide the very best of both water “quality” and “quantity” sufficient for such a village as this in Jatapara, India.

Thanks to you who provide such financial backing, we in GHNI are able to bring not only this water source; but also the critical means of Transformational Community Development(TCD), that trains TCD Trainers to build self-sustainability into every project and process we commit to. This is your work! Thanks!

Video – Sushil Again Our Focus In TCD-India

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.

Foraging The Forests – Korku of India

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Foraging the forests historically, Korku Tribes in Betul District of Madhya Pradesh are some of the most impoverished and malnourished people on the face of the earth.  Historically rangers and caretakers of the forest, their traditional diets have come from just that, foraging the forests.  As a result, they seldom eat nutritious foods and are mostly devoid of protein intake.

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.

Water & Wells …

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Wells are such a big part of what GHNI is and does!   It almost goes without saying.  But it needs to be said yet again … “WELLS”.  Wells are water.  It sounds so simplistic.

We in the West forget so quickly that water is an essential formation of all societies and cultures.  Where would your latte be without the water for that steamed milk?  Where would your choosing be of that Delta faucet, without that clear water to run through it?  Clean bodies and cars come from clean water.

For most people in the world, the issue of water is a lot closer in conscience to “survival”.  No water?  No sustenance.  No water?  No food to grow.  No water?  No health.  No water?  No school.  No water?  No … and the survival-list goes on and on.

Wells and water are 1st on GHNI’s list of essentials for any village.  Water before any of the other TCD needs.  Water before food.  Water before health.  Water before education.  Water before micro-enterprise.

Thank you deeply for your contributions of water for these villages we serve!