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Conserving Soils Key to Resiliency

July 28, 2022

Doña Silvia confirms that, as expressed by the subtitle of the program (“Somos Resilientes”), she and her family are indeed resilient. Except for her husband’s seasonal work picking coffee, agriculture is the sole source of income for the couple and their two children. But things weren’t going so well for them even before drought and […]

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Experimenting Amidst Adversity

March 1, 2022

You don’t have to wait until conditions are perfect before you start an initiative to improve soil and water conditions. In fact, you really shouldn’t, as these program participants can tell you. This three-year program comes to an end after a time of almost constant adversity – a global pandemic, a military takeover, resistance movements […]

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A Community Organizes to Build a Bridge

December 16, 2020

The farmers of Pujaha village in West Champaran District live on one side of the river and farm on the other side.  The fertile land directly across from their homes is great for growing cash crops, but getting there was a constant frustration. They had to travel a mile and a half out of their […]

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Women Flourish as Livestock Service Providers

October 9, 2020

When Saroj first learned about an opportunity to become a livestock private service provider through the program, she thought it would be a great opportunity to improve her family’s circumstances. She already raised goats, and believed she could put her skills and experience to good use. However, even though Saroj’s husband, a daily wage laborer, […]

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