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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Air Pollution: An Urgent Cry for Sustainability

Air pollution and its harmful consequences, particularly in India, has steadily increased over time, killing millions of people and detrimentally affecting the environment. Just in 2019, 1.7 million people in India died because of air pollution, accounting for 18% of all deaths in the country (1). Additionally, nature and wildlife suffer damaging consequences due to this phenomenon. It is the responsibility of humans around the world to enact change or else it will just keep

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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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Sustainable Living Simplified

A sustainable lifestyle is a way of life all people should try to live, but it can be difficult. Taking care of the environment through living sustainably can dramatically decrease the amount of environmental caused deaths every year and help keep all people healthy. An unhealthy environment can cause lung and heart diseases to become irritated through inhaling smoke and chemical filled air or living in a dirty, garbage-filled environment. People are encouraged to make

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