VHW Profile: The Story of Arti Pawar

Arti was one of five children growing up. As a female in what she called a “really backward district,” receiving an education was a contested issue. Like many female children in India, Arti was considered a social and economic liability, so neighbors warned Arti’s father against sending her to school.  They told him that if... Continue Reading →

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Community Leader Profile: The Story of Madhukar Sastre

                           When CRHP began its work in the 1970s, one of the major barriers it needed to overcome was casteism within the villages. In Dr. Raj’s words, “different caste groups did not freely socialise, [so] we devised some excuses to bring them together.”... Continue Reading →

VHW Profile: The Story of Babai Haribhau Sathe

Babai Sathey grew up in Village Jawalka and was one of nine siblings. Babai and her family’s identities and opportunities were dictated by their Untouchable caste. This brand precluded Babai’s family from land ownership. With so many children and a hindered ability to generate income, her parents needed her to take care of her younger... Continue Reading →

A Village Visit to Pimperkhed

Written by SJ Renfroe It is still my first week being at CRHP, and already I have learned so much about community-oriented health which is sustainable and based on pursuing human dignity and equality. In order to better understand CRHP’s programs in action, I went with a group of students to Pimperkhed, one of CRHP’s... Continue Reading →

VHW Profile: The Story of Yamunabai

Yamunabai is a 60-year-old Village Health Worker (VHW) in the Project Village of Ghodegaon, where she lives together with her husband. She has three daughters and one son. She has been to school only up to third grade. We interviewed Yamunabai to find out more her experience as a VHW and, more specifically, about how... Continue Reading →

VHW Profile: The Story of Sakhubai

Sakhubai is fifty years old. She has never been to school, but has been a Village Health Worker for sixteen years in her village Pangulgavhan (about 45 minutes from Jamkhed). Sakhubai was interviewed to find out more about her experience as a Village Health Worker and, more specifically, about how she views the situation of... Continue Reading →

Sacred Heart University Testimonials

This January we hosted students from Sacred Heart University for two weeks. Here are the students' reflections about their experiences here. Enjoy! My favorite experience was going into the villages and meeting the people who benefit from the knowledge of the Village Health Workers. It was amazing to see the influence one person can have... Continue Reading →

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