Individual Impact


Dnyaneshwar211Adolescent Boys Program:

Dnyaneshwar Sutar joined CRHP’s Mobile Health Team as a Community Mapping Member in the spring of 2013. His connection to CRHP, however, originated long before then, as his mother, Pushpa Sutar, has been a Village Health Worker since 1993. Dnyaneshwar was also a participant in the Adolescent Boys Program in his village of Padali, in 2011. Reflecting on his time in the ABP, he says, “The experience

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Vrushali 411Adolescent Girls Program:

Meet Vrushali, a confident fifteen year old with an infectious laugh. Her father works as a driver for CRHP and her mother is an active member of the village women’s self-help group. Vrushali hopes to pursue a medical career and tackle social issues and development in rural India. She will soon begin tenth grade, where her favorite

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Artificial Limbs:

Jayram Bhausahib Sorate, resident of nearby Karmala block, is a patient currently using the Jaipur Foot. His entire left leg, from right above the knee, was crushed by a sugar cane tractor during a collision with his motorcycle. Life changed dramatically for Sorate after the accident. Formerly one of the top wrestlers in his block as well as a farmer with seven to eight acres of land,

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Shridhar 111Farmers’ Clubs:

Shridhar Jivade, resident of Zikree in Jamkhed block, is a longtime member of his village’s Farmers’Club (FC). With the right community cooperation, the FC was finally started in 1995. Jivade sees the FCs as platforms for service. He feels that since many of his fellow villagers depend on farming for their livelihood,

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Manisha, Komal, Lakshmi11Helping Hands:

Komal is deaf and mute, and left school on her own when she was in fourth grade because there were no facilities for her to be able to learn. She lives in a slum of Jamkhed called Indiranagar and few members of her family are able to work. CRHP invited her to work at Helping Hands and now, where there would be few job opportunities

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Reshma111Julia Hospital:

Reshma doesn’t get to go outside very often, and when she does she has to be covered head to toe in dark fabric to protect her from the sun. She spends most of her time inside her hospital room painting flowers with watercolors and learning how to read with her six year old niece who comes to visit almost every day. Her arms, legs, and head

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ratna11Mabelle Arole Rehabilitation Center:

Ratna radiates confidence and joy; people never would have guessed her background if they hadn’t heard the story. She sits in front of twenty visitors, like any other day, telling her story to all who will listen. Her long black braid catches the sun as she looks up and makes eye contact with her translator, Jayesh

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Renuka21Joyful Learning Preschool:

When four-year-old Renuka began attending CRHP’s Joyful Learning Preschool, she hardly made eye contact or efforts to communicate, barely interacting with the other children. A special needs child, Renuka was originally presumed to be mute. However, after

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Rekha Poudmal211Village Health Workers:

Rekha comes into the training room, laughing with the other Village Health Workers. She sits in the chair at the front of the room, adjusts her green sari, and centers her gold marriage necklace. Once the visitors have settled down, she starts her story.She was the third and final daughter born to poor day laborer parents. At the age

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Roshan111Women’s Groups:

Roshan Madra was married at the age of 17. For the first three years of marriage, Madra stayed home as a housewife, as her in-laws would not allow her to work. Her husband earned an income performing manual labor, while her in-laws were employed as snake charmers. In 2004, after their third year as husband and wife

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