VHW Profile: The Story of Akila Sayyed

As told by Akila Sayyed, translated by Surekha  After I got married at the age of 16, I worked on farms in the villages as well as factories in cities; however, my life never improved. I never found satisfaction in my work; no one respected me. I wasn’t contributing to the wellbeing of my family... Continue Reading →

Health for All: Maternal Healthcare at Julia Hospital

Written by: Alex Halliday, CRHP volunteer  Before leaving the UK, I was programmed to believe that successful maternal healthcare came from plugging large funds into training highly-selective doctors and midwives. The maternity ward at CRHP's Julia Hospital is indeed a success, but it is neither built nor sustained on this ethic. From the very beginning,... Continue Reading →

Developing an Aquaponics System at CRHP

Written by: Brad McFarland, CRHP Volunteer Aquaponics is a combination of hydroponics (growing plants in water instead of soil) and aquaculture (fish farming). Traditionally, a large percentage of water escapes into the ground and is not used by plants when they are watered. In traditional aquaculture, as waste builds up in the water, it is... Continue Reading →

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