The health team is operational in Koraput district of Odisha is taking sincere steps for malaria eradication as, a major source of income of the family was being spent on this deadly disease. The team is also working on behavioural changes through awareness generation and through community level discussion mostly with women SHGs on sanitation and hygiene. Team has also found that despite of several Govt. schemes which are exclusively for mother and infants are unreachable to several families due to lack of awareness. The professionals are taking initiatives for availability of different schemes to the door steps with participatory involvement of community as well as Line Departments. About 4750 household covered under safe drinking water.
Information is Weapon
Someone was nicely said “Information is Weapon” It was proved by a tribal illiterate lady Bangari Kadraka aged about 53 of Hazarding village of Bissamcuttack Block where Harsha Trust is working since 2008. Bangari lives with her husband Beera Kadraka, one son name Tamana and only daughter. She belongs to ST tribe and having no land. She & her family always depend upon wage labour like agriculture and NREGS work for daily needs. God is cruel to her because when she was took birth she had cleft lip and during her early childhood she was neglected by the relatives and villagers. Many of her neighbours teasing to her face. Like her, her brother is also born with congenital deformity.
When her age increased she became young from nowhere any marriage proposal were not coming to her family. So she was very much irritated to her face and her fate. She sometimes blamed her fate & god that why the devine power gave birth to the society. But in the mean time Beera Kadraka of Hazarding village interested to marry her because his first wife was dead due to some invisible causes. Bangari family members were searching such opportunity to give marry Bangari. On the other hand Beera had no land property though he is young and hard worker Bangari family agreed to marry with Beera.