Celebrating Life
Didi is here

Didi is here

Thumpa didi grabs my arm and herds me down an alley and through a crowd of men. I am wary, but certainly curious. The air is heavy with the smell of alcohol fused with incense, sweat and sewage. The lanes…

Weaving a Future

Weaving a Future

This is a remarkable story of three ordinary women in Assam. Way back in 1990s, when World Vison India was serving the Amri Karbi community in Assam, we provided economic assistance to twelve deserving women. Ten years later, in 2000,…

Addressing Indoor Pollution and Climate Change with Fuel-Efficient Cook Stoves 

Addressing Indoor Pollution and Climate Change with Fuel-Efficient Cook Stoves 

In 12 villages at Lalitpur District of Uttar Pradesh, fuel-efficient cook stove has found its way into the heart of 1200 homes. This is a major shift from the traditional Chulha that consumes piles of wood and is the most common cooking apparatus in rural homes of India. This could have profound impact in tackling deforestation and solving indoor air pollution in this part of the Bundhelkhand region, an area with a long history of drought.  Rajkumari (36),…