Health
 India
Project #6938

RID POVERTY & HUNGER IN 50 INDIAN TRIBAL VILLAGES

by The Earth Trust
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Summary

Earth Trust works on integrated development of 50 villages providing tribal families simple effective interventions using organic farming, traditional herbal knowledge, eco-preservation and education.
$88,200
total goal
$76,117
remaining
119
donors
2
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

Traditional plants & herbs from which the tribals derive their nutrition as well as health solutions are disappearing, leading to loss of livelihood among tribals and forcing them to live undignified lives of poverty and hunger. Children move away to cities to try to earn a living which barely sustains them. Communities are degraded by poverty & ignorance. Spring sources are drying due to land abuse & 80% of grasslands which hold water in the rains and release them thru the year, are lost.

Solution

It will train adults in organic eco-farming and children to nurture the eco-system. It gives tools & knowledge to women to benefit their communities. We can regenerate the forests with the tribals by enterprises linked to traditional knowledge.

Long-Term Impact

50 villages in Tribal South India get long-term benefits of nutritious food, hygiene and health and education of adults in eco-farming and children in eco-preservation. More will use traditional herbal medicines and supply from their enterprises

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.earthtrustnilgiris.org
Tribal women's enterprise preparing herbs
Earth Trust eco clubs
Earth Trust Organic Farming activities
Village women's health training

Organization Information

The Earth Trust

Location: Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu - India
Website: http:/​/​www.earthtrustnilgiris.org
Project Leader:
Vanya Orr
Ketty Post, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu India
$12,083 raised of $88,200 goal
 
 
172 donations
$76,117 to go
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