Water for Life Inauguration: A Day of Togetherness

A long awaited dream of Prashanthagiri community came true on June 15th. They no longer have to go down the hill to collect the water. Now it is at their door steps. Three of our water projects under the Water for Life scheme have become a unique intervention assuring pure drinking water to a number of families faced with acute water scarcity in a remote village of Wayanad. Twenty-four poor families are happy now, especially the

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The Grand Masala: Vazhuthananga Thoran (Eggplant Thoran)

For the past couple of weeks we have been on a hiatus for The Grand Masala series but we are back with another yummy recipe from Kerala. Try this out this week for dinner. We are sure that you are going to love it!! Ingredients: 2 medium to large Chinese Eggplant 3/4 cup grated coconut 2 crushed cloves of garlic 1/2 medium onion, chopped 3 green onions, slit 2 sprig of curry leaves 1/4 teaspoon

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Summer Update: Kickstarter Pledges in Action

Dear Friends, It’s been 2 months since our Kickstarter ended.  Thanks to your support, we were able to raise $11,641 towards the expansion of our Tailoring Workshop!  Here’s what we’ve accomplished so far this summer: 5 additional women have been hired for a total of 11 women tailors! Our Tailoring Workshop has been shifted to a newly added space at Profugo’s COD in Wayanad. Research is underway for the purchase of power and commercial sewing

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Encouraging Education through Our Programs

  Women and children are a key component of home finances.  In many villages around the world, they often join their fathers and spouses in the fields, working long hours, and performing laborious –yet underpaid- tasks in hopes to help their families.  Unfortunately, poverty and the need to survive day-by-day makes people focus on the immediate need of securing food and shelter; the long-term goals that could be achieved through education go untouched. These same

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The Grand Masala: Dosa

We all love pancakes. Here’s a staple in almost all South Indian’s diets. Dosas are very similar to pancakes, except that they are savory and more crispy. These are really easy and can be served with many different things, most commonly sambar (vegetable stew) or spiced potatoes. Try them out this week! Ingredients: 1 cup gram (chickpea) flour 1 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 2 1/2 teaspoons mustard seeds Olive oil   For

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