Picking up the pieces

Starting over to build a community's trust

Ahimsa Govendar

Ahimsa's project involved creating "healthy living" initiatives in an agricultural village in India. The smokeless stove she unilaterally built and gifted was rejected. Watch how Ahimsa redoubled her efforts to enable community ownership.

Something to think about

  1. You don't know what you don't know. Your service community knows what you don't know too. List at least 5 reasons why community led development is important.
  2. What factors undermine your credibility as someone trying to create change in a new community?
  3. Think of ways you can approach community immersion to help serve in the best way.
Picking up the pieces