Field Update

The beginning of the New Year marked a time of innovation for Profugo. We intentionally organized and mobilized our community members, sowing the seeds that we hope will germinate into enduring opportunities for our community members to be owners and leaders in improving their quality of life. Notably, we began the registration process of starting our Profugo Real Toxin Free Farm Products and Farmer Producer Company (FPC) with a founding shareholder class of ten empowered

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Sustainable & Just Community Development

Profugo, like many other organizations, aims to create social change, and better the lives of those who have less access to resources such as health services, education, and entrepreneurial skills. The work Profugo does is essential and has fostered great change in Wayanad. What is fundamental to the work they do however, is that it is underscored with the prioritization of choice, participation, and inclusion of the community they are serving. A crucial aspect of

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Nutrition Education: Why Isn’t it a Priority?

Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts: these are the core subjects taught in public schools in America. Health class: this is typically taught only a few times a year and only a section of this course covers the topic of nutrition. According to the CDC, “US students receive less than 8 hours of required nutrition education each school year, far below the 40 to 50 hours that are needed to affect behavior change.” As

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Smiling from the Mountains

Wayanad, by name is not a new place for me. I have visited the place several times as a tourist and as a student for field work. But four months of experience here has taught be that I previously knew little of the real beauty, terrain and moreover the lives of people in this heavenly district of Kerala. Even though I was so excited to begin Profugo’s field fellowship since I have a strong affinity

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Resolutions for the New Year

As we’ve recently wrapped up an unprecedented year, the vast inequalities on both a global and local scale have become increasingly apparent. The protection of our global neighborhood is more important than ever. From supporting small businesses, to targeting the negative effects of climate change throughout our communities, it’s time to make some resolutions and re-focus on new beginnings. So, here are a few suggestions for New Year’s resolutions that will benefit you, as well

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