Improve life in the country's most isolated, vulnerable regions by supporting economic development, youth development and environmental sustainability.
India’s northern regions are home to some of the poorest and neglected communities in the country. India’s tea-growing region and Kashmir have long struggled with conflict and are fragmented by social and political unrest that leave the economy faltering. Millions of people are also extremely vulnerable to disasters and the effects of climate change, which increasingly threaten their safety and livelihoods.
- Women & Gender: Support the literacy of female tea workers and improve graduation rates for their children
- Agriculture & Food: Providing training and links to markets so spice farmers can make more from their crops
- Health: Building new latrines and sanitation facilities in Darjeeling to limit the spread of waterborne disease
- Economic opportunity: Connecting youth in Kashmir with technical training and incentives to start business ventures
- Children & Youth: Fostering conflict resolution skills and community engagement among young people in Kashmir
All stories about India
India: The past three weeks August 2, 2009
This post to Mercy Corps’ blog is three weeks overdue but, in my defense, it’s been a pretty incredible three weeks.
India: Teen honored With Global Action Award November 24, 2008
India: Creative jobs keep teens close to home October 15, 2008
India: The Spirit of Social Responsibility April 25, 2008
India: Change Brewing in the Tea Lands April 10, 2008
India: Styling a better future April 10, 2008
The eight kilometers that Sonia and Rima bike each day from their homes on the Maud Tea Estate might seem like a short ride, especially to seasoned cyclists.
India: Pay Dirt April 10, 2008
Moni Das's village has no name. It's simply referred to as Line 10, Deohall Division, Deohall Tea Estate, Assam. It is a microcosm of life inside Assam's estate fences: anonymous, hidden among acre upon acre of tea bushes and existing solely to serve the needs of the estate.
India: A Different Kind of Teatime April 10, 2008
Dibrugarh is called India's tea city. But for some people, teatime is about hardship and inequality rather than a pause for relaxation.
India: Buzzing with Cosmic Energy April 10, 2008
I sensed, right away, that Rajah Banerjee had something to tell us. It was in the measured way he carried himself, the arch of his eyebrows and the calculating glance he cast across the room. What's more, I immediately got the feeling that he would test me to see what I knew.
India: A Skilled Trade to Last a Lifetime April 10, 2008
The word "manokamana" holds a special place in the hearts of the Nepali people who populate the Himalayan foothills around Darjeeling, India. It signifies one of the culture's most sacred places — a holy site in Nepal — and literally translates as "good wish of the mind."