Lowairpowa Development Program

This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.

Activities

1,555 farmers increased their production and improved food security for their families after our trainings on improved farming methodology such as using high yield seeds and growing extra crops just for the seeds. We partnered with community-based organizations to teach income generating activities such as raising livestock and fish farming. We collaborated with the local hospital to create an agreement that all local families would be treated, whether or not they could pay. As a result, all children who fell ill over the past year were treated quickly and survived. In partnership with another aid organization, we added more clean water sources in the community and trained committees on how to maintain the water access points. We worked to increase protection for children in the community by conducting information sessions on child rights, healthy choices, and the dangers of early child marriage. We formed children's clubs in local villages to teach kids about child rights and preventing child abuse. At the clubs children received booklets on their rights translated into the local language. They took these booklets home to share with their parents.

Cross-cutting issues

|Most Vulnerable Children|Peace|Advocacy|

Locations

  • India>Assam

Sectors

  • Economic Recovery and Development
  • Health

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