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Water is life

INDIA | Sun, 2 Feb 2014 | By timtysonshort | Views [351]

INDIA OCTOBER 2013 Organisation:   Floods of Tears   “Water is Life” is the title of an album by Tinarawen desert dwelling Touareg supergroup,i is also a saying in Somalia, another parched land. On the other ... Read more >

Tags: floods, india, pragya, uttarakhand

People's Environmental Awareness - Khati (PEAK)

INDIA | Wed, 8 Aug 2012 | By bonnie | Views [1473]

PEAK's work in the installation of Solar Home Lighting Units, primary school education, potable water/hygiene project and the provision of basic healthcare has made a tangible difference to villagers lives in the Kumoan Himalaya, India. This is all ... Read more >

Tags: healthcare, india, khati, peak, primary school education, solar home lighting, uttarakhand

Final Report - Solar Home Lighting Project: Jatoli, Libhurghur & Dhoor

INDIA | Wed, 8 Aug 2012 | By bonnie | Views [1650]

BACKGROUND     Thanks to the financial support of the World Nomads community, PEAK installed Solar Home Lighting systems to over 70 more homes in the Kumaon Himalaya, India. After the success of the Khati lighting project, PEAK embarked on the installation ... Read more >

Tags: india, jagai, jatoli, libhurgur, okhalia, ritang, shilshor, solar home lighting project, uttarakhand

Granny Girl Guides, beanies & school supplies

INDIA | Sat, 28 Jul 2012 | By bonnie | Views [1173]

The Western Australia 'Granny Girl Guides' knitted their way through reams of vibrant wool to produce wonderful and as we were to discover - much coveted goodies. On leaving Australia our luggage full of kiddies clothes (thanks Amanda... ) and a plethora ... Read more >

Tags: educational supplies, granny girl guides, india, jatoli, jatoli school, uttarakhand


INDIA | Fri, 27 Jul 2012 | By bonnie | Views [1006]

As previously mentioned, this is a tale of a missing notebook and a dodgy Indian photo processing shop, from here on in memory has to take over. But where to begin in a world of small children, wound stitching, overwhelming hospitality, solar maintenance ... Read more >

Tags: death, india, khati, solar home lighting, uttarakhand

Vanishing timelines....

INDIA | Thu, 26 Jul 2012 | By bonnie | Views [885]

April. PeAk is due begin the Solar Home Lighting project in Jatoli. "Where does time go to?" or the issue of vanishing time lines pertinent. April turned bitterly cold and wet after an unseasonally warm March. Not quite cold enough to crack ... Read more >

Tags: birth, india, khati, newborn babies, uttarakhand

Spring is in the air

INDIA | Wed, 25 Jul 2012 | By bonnie | Views [933]

March 2012 The verdant green barley crop dances in the breeze. Soon stored potatoes - what little there are from last years dismal crop - buried deep in earthen holes will be extracted and planted in the fallow fields rich with piles of manure and ... Read more >

Tags: cot death, india, khati, solar home lighting, uttarakhand

A world of crunchy snow, children and a Lammergeier sighting

INDIA | Mon, 23 Jul 2012 | By bonnie | Views [1007]

February 2012. Life is chaos. Solar maintenance, teaching, doctoring, nightly meals, more solar maintenance, doctoring, teaching ... and now Solar Home Lighting installation. Whenever possible we walk up to the Mandir marvelling at the crunchy snow ... Read more >

Tags: education, india, khati, lammergeier, solar home lighting, uttarakhand

Snippets of village life

INDIA | Sun, 22 Jul 2012 | By bonnie | Views [1184]

1st February 2012 Today from our window I watched Banmati from a distance. Her deeply weathered and line etched face a byproduct of decades of work in a harsh Himalayan environment was a picture of concentration as she sat in the sun on the cobble ... Read more >

Tags: education, india, khati, recycling, uttarakhand, village life

A dose of Basant Panchmi, elections and stray cows

INDIA | Mon, 16 Jul 2012 | By bonnie | Views [853]

January 28, 2012 Basant Panchmi Day. The villagers were up at 4am in preparation for the day (ok, I admit I was still fast asleep). First was a full body wash - no mean feat in a Himalayan winter -then off to the khet  (field) field to collect some ... Read more >

Tags: cows, elections, india, khati, new born baby, uttarakhand

Bhiru's 'fruit salad'.....

INDIA | Sat, 14 Jul 2012 | By bonnie | Views [745]

This journey was sometimes as clear as Biru's front windscreen (see photo). As time marched on the clarity improved. A kaleidoscope of experiences. The Solar Home Lighting Project and Primary School education at peAk's Library morphed from being mildly ... Read more >

Tags: india, kumaon himalaya, uttarakhand

'Women Declare War on Liquor in Uttarakhand'

INDIA | Fri, 3 Jun 2011 | By bonnie | Views [1006]

April 18 'Women Declare War on Liquor in Uttarakhand'..... In the 1990's women also declared 'war' on alcohol to try and prohibit the government from issuing licenses for alcohol shops. Women's groups soon coalesced and tactics ranged from 'sit ins' ... Read more >

Tags: government alcohol shops, uttarakhand, womens groups


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