Improve life in the country's most isolated, vulnerable regions by supporting education and entrepreneurship, and enhancing the leadership skills of women and youth.
India’s northern regions are home to some of the poorest and neglected communities in the country. Health, education and income levels are among the lowest in India’s two prime tea-growing regions — Darjeeling and Assam — and in Kashmir. Both areas have long struggled with conflict and are fragmented by social and political unrest that leave the economy faltering.
- 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: Bringing basic medical services and education about common diseases and maternal and child health to remote tea villages
- 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
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India: Behavior Changes October 9, 2003
Health awareness and hygiene behavior activities are a very important component of Mercy Corps' Community Health and Advancement Initiative (CHAI), funded by Oregon-based Tazo Tea Company and implemented through local partner DEG.
India: A Change of Roles October 9, 2003
Being the CHAI Finance Officer, most of my time is devoted to the CHAI Project's finance department. However, I have always had a strong desire to go out and help in the villages, and this is exactly what prompted me to have a little fun with a change of role for a day last week.
India: One cup at a time December 19, 2002
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