Bijapur (HOPE) 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

212 youth who completed our computer, driving, and tailoring courses have found employment and started earning income to help their families. 288 families with malnourished children received vegetable seeds, saplings, and training to start a household garden. As a result, children's health improved and families saved money on buying vegetables. 525 families with malnourished children were provided with goats and training on how to raise them. Goats are ideal for families because they can survive in harsh conditions, breed rapidly, and provide quality milk and meat. 680 farmers increased food supplies by using new agricultural techniques such as land leveling, which stores water in fields, produces better yields, and reduces soil erosion. They also dug trenches to store water for the crops in case of drought. To prevent malnutrition in children we trained over 900 mothers on proper breastfeeding and infant nutrition. 4,000 adolescent girls received education on personal hygiene and were provided with a hygiene kit containing sanitary products. 367 children achieved a normal weight when we treated them using a special nutrition program that includes food and vitamin supplements, growth monitoring, and parent education. 2,236 high school students gained access to better sanitation when we constructed new school latrines. 504 academically-promising students were identified and given education assistance to continue their education.

Cross-cutting issues

Most Vulnerable Children, Protection, Disability, Advocacy

Locations

  • India>Karnataka

Sectors

  • Agriculture
  • Economic Recovery and Development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene

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