India, Jharkhand State

5 major tribal groups

50% below poverty line
35 % Women’s illiteracy (estd)
50% adults unemployed (estd)
Few high schools
Nearest hospital often 40 miles
Most people live in villages & farm 1 crop/year – usually rice.

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Child Exploitation & Trafficking

Lack of income leads to seasonal migration, this endangers lives, threatens children’s education, gives rise to exploitation & human trafficking.

What we do

Sustainable Development

We work in many villages, focusing on the need for clean water, food security, wellness, education & income generation. Common health concerns include malnutrition & malaria.

We have provided health education with lessons in basic hygiene & sanitation.

Sustainable Development - Transformation

What We do

What we do

Our staff have trained farmers in growing a second annual crop, with careful soil conservation & drip irrigation.

The results of this ‘Miracle Acre’ project have been very good, increasing earning potential significantly & reducing the need for loans.

Other income generation projects include raising goats & chickens as a commercial venture.

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What we do

Better education for children is also a priority, as are education & literacy classes for women.

What We do

What we do

GHNI staff team:

Sushil Marandi, Regional Director, South Asia

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