Village Report: 2018 May – Enhancing Community

At the conclusion of May, here are the latest happenings as reported by the fantastic Arise Villages team. It was a particularly productive month in the village of Mohulpahari. The team met with villagers in Mohulpahari four times and successfully accomplished their plans with the women’s and children’s communities. That is very good news for growing unity

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Village Report: 2018 April – Group Momentum

The April update from the Arise Villages team has arrived. Being hundreds of miles from reliable Internet connections, the team rose to the challenge in order to participate in a quarterly meeting. Here is the entire team as it stands today, Annie, Raju, and Ashok, all sitting in a rice paddy field under a mango tree.

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Village Report: March – Business Beginnings

Wishing you a happy month of March from the AV Team in Jharkhand, India. The latest news, just received, is the development of business plans that were revealed to us by our business administrator, Ashok Datta. He and his colleagues in the AV team worked on researching a number of options and narrowed the possibilities to

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Guest-Post Blog Articles in Chronological Order

Click guest-post series for the 2017 December-> 2018 January guest-post series from Vishal in chronological order. A unique collection of perspectives written during a visit to the Arise Villages home village of Mohulpahari. The compiled version above was carefully formatted and ordered by Marvin Kananen. Thank You, Marvin! Check Marv’s blog here.

Village Report: February – Breaking the long silence

Despite the absence of blog posts these last months, the AV team has been hard at work making regular visits to the residents of the Mohulpahari, Pokhoria and Rambani villages. Between January and February the AV team conducted research in serveral areas that will be beneficial for the health and well being of the nearby

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January 26th, 2018 – Home Sweet Home

Yes, we are finally back, and I am over with all the jet lag and the time lapses between the two worlds. I can hardly remember getting back as I was feeling like a sleep-deprived zombie, but who cares about that. We are safe, and we are getting back to our familiar US lifestyle again.

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January 3rd 2018 – List of To-Do’s

Places that I want to visit:   Birthplace of the Buddha – not far from where we were Hindu Pilgrimage – Baskinath, Devhgarh, Tarapith, Bolpur – Shanti Nekethan Univerisity – where Indira Gandhi studied and the founder was the famous poet Rabindranath Tagore. Visit the hot water springs. Visit the Jaher (Santal worshipping place) Attend

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January 1st, 2018 – Happy New Year and Dobo

It’s 80+ degrees people. I woke up with a sweat, and my parents greeted me with a happy new year. But before we started our work we sat down and prayed, just like any other day. My mom’s New Year feast was halfway cooked, and the rest she was going to cook after the service.

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