Stories

A Tailoring Graduation

Kamu squeezed into the tiny room for one final class. Tomorrow would be her graduation, and today she had the task of sewing her very own graduation uniform…

Bio-Sand Training: Update

Once the sand layers were separated into piles, Wafiq folded a tarp several times to mix the excess materials into concrete. Electricity would have made mixing much less difficult, but that was a luxury Wafiq had never had.

India Discovery Fair November 2019

The fall India Discovery Fair is our biggest event every year. People come from all over the Greater Seattle Region including our supporters, their neighbors, and a number of Indian heritage families.

India Discovery Fair – The Experience

Our “East Indian Discovery Fair” is now the India Discovery Fair! We have two fair events a year. The time of year determines where our fair takes place. In Spring, we set up in Bellevue or the East Side and in the Fall we are always at Grace Community Church in Auburn. Time is always 6:30-9:00 pm. Check our menu at the top of the page for more information about this season’s fair.

Elephant Project

“What if we brought Bethany and Anika together in a project that would be mutually beneficial to people in two different countries?”

Clean as Rain

The garments I wear now are already sticking to my skin and soaked through with sweat and grime in several places. Both my younger sisters would love a chance to splash around in the old plastic tub we found in the rubbage heap awhile back, washing the filth and grime away and getting rid of that
all-persistent stink that clings to our clothes.

On the Streets

When she finished her routine, the chanting and jeering continued for some time before they figured out that she had finished with her street act. Almost sullenly, the crowd broke up, mostly men, and continued with the business that had brought them…

Sewage Cleaner to Carpenter

Sawdust littered the concrete floor and filled the home with a pleasant, woody scent. The man and his wife set the door upright and with help from them fitted it to the as-yet empty doorway. Now his neighbors would have a door that could latch in place every night and during the day when they worked.

Dangerous Trip

Each morning, before the sun touched the sky, she placed the jar on her head and made the trip from her home to the nearest well. Often, she would travel with other women from the village, but today, she was alone.

Letters from School

“Here I get good food, care and high-quality education that will give me a good career. My life would have been different if I had not been called by them to the school.”