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Stronger Individuals, Families, Communities

July 1, 2022

The India Umsning program officially ended in June 2022. Has it been a success? Let’s take a look at some of the results and see. Overall, 90% of participant households have adequate food and improved their nutrition because of a greater availability of vegetables, fruit, cereals and protein. They’ve done this through dedication to improving […]

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A Fresh Outlook for Francis

September 21, 2021

You might hardly recognize Francis if you’d known him before he joined the program. He is now a successful farmer and president of his Farmers Group, but he and his family previously lived a hand-to-mouth existence and were at a loss as to how to get ahead. When he got wind of opportunities to learn […]

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Women Gain Financial Security With Savings Co-Op

August 25, 2021

Women are being empowered through their membership in the Triveni Women’s Savings and Credit Cooperative in Nepal. The co-op provides loans, insurance and other financial benefits that are often hard for women to come by. The Triveni Cooperative started in 2018 with just 19 members. At first, they collected just 8 cents per woman per […]

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A Lasting Impact Part 1: India Patharkhmah

May 10, 2021

At Growing Hope Globally, we know that the food security programs we support are effective catalysts of change. We regularly share updates about the immediate difference they are making in participants’ lives. However, we don’t often get to share what continues to happen years later – how those who have been impacted by these programs […]

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Commercial Farming Finally Pays Off

May 3, 2021

Before Ram became involved in the program, farming was a losing proposition for him no matter how hard he worked. “I faced problems with flooding, drought, cold spells, and marketing, and was thinking about leaving this occupation.” When he came into contact with field staff from local partner SAHAMATI, he was relieved to learn that […]

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Self-Sufficient Farms Ease Pandemic’s Effects

February 15, 2021

Mrs. Seilung has been an active member of her Self-Help Group and Farmers Group since she joined in 2015 to learned new ways to support her family of six. Her husband’s income as a day laborer was not enough to meet all their needs, but her improved farming skills have more than doubled their income, […]

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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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Agricultural Entrepreneur Helps Women Farmers

December 2, 2020

Since 2003, when she and 11 other women started a Self-Help Group, Muniya has been inspiring women in farming with her strong determination and contagious enthusiasm for learning, experimenting, and trying new things. She and her husband, Ramesh, depend mainly on agriculture and allied activities like raising silkworms and livestock to support their family of […]

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New Farming Techniques Transform Livelihoods

Turns out shyness is no reason not to succeed as a farmer. Farming is the sole livelihood of Eras, his wife and four children. Until recently, he depended on traditional farming practices to cultivate ginger, rice, and broom: a lot of hard work with low returns. He knew he needed to improve his farming methods, […]

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Building Resilience

November 17, 2020

A young couple lives on a small farm with their daughter and two sons. They grow rice on a half acre of land and make ends meet by working as day laborers. That is, they did until recently. This year a drought caused their rice crop to fail. The couple had taken a loan to […]

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