The newest addition to CRHP's project villages, Wadgaon Tanpura has received undivided attention from our Mobile Health Team/Clinic staff, and of course, the generous community of Global Giving.
Based on a discussion with the village ‘sarpanch’, and the Farmers' Club members, the MHT has identified a few problems in Wadgaon Tanpura, amongst which poor sanitation and unemployment stand out the most. Water scarcity is the main contributing factor to inadequate sanitation in the village; however, it can be abbreviated by implementing a few measures including latrine construction and watershed development. CRHP has offered monetary assistance and its expertise in carrying out both projects and the village community has offered workforce and upkeep in return. But the high costs of these projects remain to be a major obstacle, requiring our kind donors to step in and help CRHP in its endeavours to enhance the current problems in Wadgaon Tanpura.
In the last visits, an average of 15 women has joined the Women's Group (Mahila Mandal) discussions on sanitation, hygiene, prevention and treatment of childhood illnesses. All the women have been very vocal in sharing their concerns, and enthusiastic about participation. Moreover, a Self-Help Group has also been established where the women come together and help one another with small loans to purchase goats, cows, sewing machines, and shops. With access to these resources, they are able to earn more income and reduce their family's poverty. Self Help Groups are a crucial component of CRHP's development approach as they can raise the economic status of families that would otherwise be forced to migrate to nearby towns and cities for employment. Through SHGs the problem of unemployment can be addressed in ways to include women as income generators, therefore, reducing gender barriers.
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