Staff Profile: An Interview with Monika Kamble

Written by: Sumana V Monika Kamble is an instructor for the Adolescent Girls Program and has been working at CRHP for almost 20 years. How did you become interested in the Adolescent Girls Program? I came to CRHP in 1996 after I was married. In 1998, I was working in Latur through CRHP, and the area... Continue Reading →

Staff Profile: An Interview with Mangal Pandit

Born in the Maharashtrian village of Manman, Mrs. Mangal Pandit has worked at CRHP since 1979 and lives on CRHP’s campus with her family. She is currently Nursing Superintendent at CRHP’s Julia Hospital. In her time at CRHP, she has conducted thousands of deliveries in addition to other duties attending to in-patients. How did you... Continue Reading →

VHW Profile: The Story of Sofiabai

Written by: Sumana V Sofiabai is a 73-year-old VHW in Patoda with expansive experience working in improving health, women’s empowerment, and tackling societal obstacles.  Growing up as the oldest of sixteen children, Sofiabai felt pressure to take care of the household early on. The pardah system existed in her small Muslim community within her village,... Continue Reading →

Staff Profile: An Interview with Mandabai

Interviewed and written by: Sumana V Mandabai has been at CRHP for many years and has various jobs including cooking in the kitchen and taking care of the Training Center. She is often seen serving tea and laughing with visitors, trainees, and all those who pass by the Training Center. When and how did you come... Continue Reading →

Staff Profile: An Interview with Surekha

Interviewed and written by: Sumana V Surekha has worked at CRHP for the past fifteen years and lives in the Jamkhed area with her family. She currently is the Head Tailor of the Helping Hands Project, which works to provide fair-wage employment as well as skills-based training to women. What were things like while you... Continue Reading →

Staff Profile: The Story of Meena

Written by Emily Foltz Meena is finishing her 10th year as head teacher in charge of CRHP’s Joyful Learning Preschool. As she walks through the local slum, Indiranagar, she kindly and confidently checks in on families; her presence is felt and respected by everyone who meets her. Meena’s dedication to the school, the students, and... Continue Reading →

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