Arun Bhandari
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Communities own the issue of HIV
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How the villages in Kumta have opened up and started taking ownership of the issue

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My experiences with the SALT Visit

Posted on November 12, 2010 at 11:51am 1 Comment

I am sharing a small video where I talk about my experiences with the SALT visits in North Karnataka. This has been a very rich experience for me, as I learnt simultaneously from both the participants and the communities. The experiences shared by the participants from different countries have broadened my understanding, and the communities experiences have reiterated their strengths and capacities. Hats off to the SALT visit!!! I hope they come back fast.

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Village communities in Karnataka, India, supporting those among them with HIV>

Posted on February 11, 2010 at 6:00pm 4 Comments

In many of the villages where Samraksha is involved with the communities, after the completion of , people have spoken about people they knew, sometimes their relatives who have had HIV and how they would like to help them and other people like them, and they now knew how to help them.

One woman spoke amidst much tears about her son, who had died due to HIV 10 years ago. She said she had cared for her son, when his wife had left him at the mothers house. SHe had bathed him, fed him… Continue

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At 10:51am on November 15, 2010, Rituu B. Nanda said…
Dear Arun,


Thanks for your video. Enjoyed it a lot! Fondly remember your wonderful singing and dancing.

Warm regards,

At 5:24pm on January 30, 2010, Marlou said…
Dear Arun,

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