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Overview

Communities Communities
5 communities
Community-Led Actions Community-Led Actions
41 current projects
People Served People Served
2,439 direct beneficiaries

INDIA

With the second largest population in the world, India is home to one-third of all world poverty. While 22 percent of Indians fall below the poverty line, it has been estimated that more than 50 percent of the nation’s population lacks the ability to meet their most basic needs. While India’s poverty situation is quickly improving, problems related to poor health and sanitation, low levels of education, unemployment, and malnutrition, remain.

Outreach International works in 5 communities in India through its partner program, Ministry of Good Samaritan (MGS).

For He’s a Jolly Good ‘ffalo

What do you get a buffalo for its first birthday? A salad with a candle on top? A new rubber duckie for the tub? Don’t be ridiculous— all any water buffalo wants is a little appreciation. Outreach India field partner Kalima, whose water...

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Issues And Impact

In rural India, only three out of every 10 people have access to clean water. The World Bank estimates that 21 percent of diseases in India are related to unsafe drinking water. There are more than 1,600 deaths each day from diarrhea alone.

Before Outreach International began working in India, none of our communities had access to clean water. Today, 95 percent of children and their families in our communities are using clean water to drink, bathe in and cook with, and we are continuing to expand our reach in India.

It is estimated that 25 percent of people living in India are suffering from hunger, and roughly 47 percent of its children are underweight.

In Guimiguda, India, we have created a feeding program for hundreds of children at school. Today, nine in 10 children participating in the program have experienced a significant weight gain.

In India, children are said to be guaranteed the right to eight years of education, although not all children live in close proximity to a school. But upon completion of that eight years, there is a 49 percent drop-out rate country-wide.

Outreach is helping children in India gain access to early education and preparing them to continue on to receive a high school education. All of the students passed their national high school entrance exams.

According to the World Health Organization, more than 50 percent of the country is lacking regular access to essential medicines. Dengue fever is rapidly becoming a larger issue, hospitalizing hundreds of thousands in India each year.

A medical project allowing communities in India to access medicines and health care has made a dramatic difference for the people living in Kuljing and Kurumpeta.

Before Outreach was established in India, less than one-third of the people in our communities had access to medicines. Now, with hard work and collaboration from each community, 69 percent more families now have access to medicines for dengue fever and other common diseases when they need it.

In the village of Kuljing, India, the average family lives on about $1.48 per day, and has little access to activities to increase that income.

Outreach International helped develop a water buffalo project in India, giving families the opportunity to raise water buffalo and use them for milk, field work and manure for the farms. Today, the salaries of the participating families have nearly tripled.

Before Outreach began working in India, only 11 percent of our communities had access to electricity in their homes.

Now, Outreach has helped increase the amount of electricity in homes by 74 percent. Today, children are able to continue doing their homework when early evening hours become dark, and men and women are able to continue working on projects to increase income.

People And Communities

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In India, a pipe water system allows thousands in our communities to access clean water.
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Our feeding program in Guimiguda has a 90 percent success rate, so far.
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100 percent of the students in Guimiguda have passed their high school entrance exams.

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