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Learning from SEWA

This was actually my second time to India. Compared to my first trip to India, I didn’t experience that much of a cultural shock. Yes, there were cows, monkeys, and camels on the streets. Yes, there was no toilet paper. … Continue reading

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Unbelievable strength

There’s something incredibly special about India.  I’m not sure I could ever pin-point exactly what that something is, but it’s somewhere in between the welcoming people, diverse spiritualities, intense colors and overwhelming assault on the senses (in a good way). … Continue reading

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A Demonstration in Leadership

As an Indian American, I had the opportunity to visit India several times. Cows in the road no longer surprise me. Truthfully, watching my classmates various reactions in India became more amusing than the colorfully painted elephants crossing the street. … Continue reading

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Jyoti Project Shows Small Changes Make Big Difference

By Kara Sheiko My trip to India was surreal. One day I was in finance class, and the next day on was on a flight headed to the other side of the world. Once in Mumbai we arrived at our … Continue reading

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Our Visit to the One Thousand Year Old Village of Doja

The Dungarpur District in Rajasthan encompasses a number of rural villages lacking electricity, running water, and the basic comforts of modern life.  The terrain is treacherous, with rocky, dry hills and narrow dirt roads.  As an agricultural society, the majority … Continue reading

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Rudiben

The best day in Ahmedabad was, by far, the day we visited Rudiben in their homes. We had the opportunity to meet and interview six Rudiben. We learned their stories and how Rudi changed their lives. In the rural villages … Continue reading

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An Interview with a SEWA member

For the SEWA Manager Ni School team’s first blog post, we’d like to feature one of the case studies that we did while visiting the Visavadi Community Learning and Business Resource Center (CLBRC) in Surendranagar. We’re posting the write up … Continue reading

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Progress

  All of a sudden mid-March is here already!  Our team in Seattle and Ahmedabad has been laboring away to get everything done before our final presentation next week.  Fortunately, despite us being 13.5 hours behind them, the Hariyali team … Continue reading

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One Week to Go

As we come to our final check-in call India seems like a distant memory. The challenges facing the Rachaita Cooperative seem just as apparent, as do the opportunities that the business presents. With the benefits that time allows to gain … Continue reading

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Can you hear me now? Reflections on communication

Last night, after a flurry of emails, we had our second successful Skype call with our RUDI partners back in Ahmedabad. Normally, a Skype connection doesn’t merit much fanfare but I couldn’t help but feel that a toast of some sort was in order. … Continue reading

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