Connecting local responses around the world
Vidya is an ordinary mother with two kids. She joined HealthRise as SALT facilitator very recently in 2019. Initially, Vidya was hesitant to work in the project. She was afraid to go alone for SALT visits in the village amongst the community. She was fearful while interacting with patients, community members or front line health workers like ASHA, ANM, AWW. She used to think what and how will I talk when I am with the…Continue
This is Nirmala. She is just fifteen years old. She is a school drop out and managed to go to middle school because her village has school upto 8th standard only. Thereafter one needs to go out of the village in nearby taluka place to get higher secondary education. And her father do not have adequate money to send girl child to pursue higher education.
In Uaipur, we visited Anganwadi Centre in Upla Chotiya village. When we went there, SALT meeting was going on and some 12-15 villagers from the age group 12-70 years were present at the centre. There we met Veni Ram jee. He is 60 years old and active member of the village. He says that before HealthRise came to his village he loved consuming tobacco. In his words, ‘tambakhu…Continue