The Struggle: Diabetes in India

Like a pest that just won’t go away, Diabetes has taken on the world with its brazenly insistent nature. This epidemic is in full force throughout India, where many cases are going undetected. Diets rich in starches such as polished white rice (a staple in the Indian diet) combined with the sedentary lifestyle of the growing urban work force in India has contributed to this growing problem. While advances in healthcare has allowed for earlier […]

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November Health & Wellness Forum

After inaugurating the Profugo Health &Wellness Program in October here in Prashanthagiri, much excitement and anticipation surrounded the November forum held on the 23rd. Over 60 community members participated in the event that was presented by Mrs. Nimisha James, B.Sc nurse, registered, and wife of Profugo Program Manager Aneesh James. It was a special day with the presence of Jenny and her children, Selah, Elia, and Enoch. After Jenny’s welcome and introduction about the expectations […]

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Sharing, Learning and Growing Together!

It started to rain heavily. Nevertheless, the children came. Big, grey clouds hovered over the beautiful lime green hills overlooking our yard. Despite the rain, the community’s children came happy. They walked up to Profugo’s Center of Development (COD) with big smiles unbothered by the wet mud stuck to their shoes. It was their first Children’s Club meeting after its inauguration and they also knew Jenny, our director had come from the US with her […]

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Teamwork.  Whether playing a sport, working in an office, playing in a band….it is imperative to be one harmonious unit.  While Jenny Koleth, Profugo’s Executive Director, was in town, we had a day promoting teamwork within the tailoring center.  Jenny began the day using the analogy that each woman represents a strand of thread.  One thread is weak and easily breaks.  As you begin braiding more and more strands together, the thread becomes stronger, more durable. […]

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