Partnering for Prosperity: Sex Trade Safe Houses

July 22, 2011 By Heather Hintze MAHARASHTRA, India — In India, three million women make their living as prostitutes, and nearly of third of those are under the age of 18. In Mumbai alone, there are more than 200,000 sex workers. For many of these women, their children end up becoming prostitutes as well because … Continue reading »

Partnering for Prosperity: Island Flood Prevention

July 21, 2011 By Heather Hintze ANDRA PRADESH, India — Flooding affected more than a dozen states this year, but imagine losing everything you own to flood waters and having to rebuild your community every three years. For one village in India, that’s a reality. Every two to three years the Krishna River rises drastically, … Continue reading »

Partnering for Prosperity: Sustainable Emu Farming

July 20, 2011 By Heather Hintze ANDHRA PRADESH, India — Oregon is known for its sustainable practices, and one Eugene non-profit organization is taking the concept halfway across the world. India Partners has helped start a cutting edge sustainable project in Koyyalagudem — an emu farm — with the hope of bringing self sufficiency to … Continue reading »

Partnering for Prosperity: Agape Rehabilitation Center

July 19, 2011 By Heather Hintze TAMIL NADU, India — About 10 percent of people in India live with a disability. With a country of more than 1.2 billion, that’s more than 120 million people. For many disabled people in India, it’s nearly impossible to find work.  The Agape Rehabilitation Center in Chennai works to … Continue reading »

Partnering for Prosperity: Inside Orphan Faith Home

July 18, 2011 By Heather Hintze ANDHRA PRADESH, India — Orphan Faith Home is India Partners’ longest running project, started more than 25 years ago. Staff there not only give kids a place to stay, but a family to love them. “It’s entirely a new life we are giving to the children,” said Gadelli Parishudhea … Continue reading »

Partnering for Prosperity: India Partners

July 18, 2011 By Heather Hintze India boasts the world’s second largest population with more than 1.2 billion people, but nearly half of the country lives in poverty. The plight of those people inspired a Eugene non-profit organization to seek a way to help. “India is a very unique country. It has so many different … Continue reading »