Dear Friends, if you look at this section 'Letters from our Readers' now and again, you will come across something you've written, or some news that may be of interest to you!

Maintaining cultural integrity.

Dear friends, The Rural Organisation for Social elevation (R.O.S.E) in Kanda is still working at a grassroots level appealing to the community to become active participants in developing a better life for themselves. Our projects in eco and rural development maintains cultural integrity and an ecological balance. Please find photos from our... Read more

Strengthening our water bodies

The recent deluge of rains and floods has taught us lessons which should adhered to for our well being. We have learnt about compassion and supporting each other during this crisis. Most importantly about how not to mess with nature, yes, we have stolen away water bodies and converted them into mansions, property holdings and dump yards. Water... Read more

They can't use computers because they don't have electricity.

Dear Forum, Thank you for your Letter to Friends Newsletter. I'm very happy to receive it. And I think, that print and paper is very important also. Do you know, many people, who live in extreme poverty can't use computers (because they haven't electricity),and they need the information about the Forum on Overcoming Extreme Poverty... Read more

Floods in Chennai

RELIEF WORK BY SHABNAM RESOURCES Most people are aware of the recent floods that have ruined Chennai city and its suburbs. Houses were flooded with rain and sewage water for days. Good hearted human beings from all religions, race, colour and gender were supporting one another. Thank you to all of them. The floods has made roads not accessible... Read more

No more charity – but true sharing of land and housing!

An initiative in the Far South Peninsula against poverty, crime and disaster,and for peace, prosperity and decent housing for all. Overcoming poverty is not an act of charity, it is a task of justice.” Nelson Mandela On 1 December 2013, four days before Madiba (Nelson Mandela) passed away, four residents of the informal settlement... Read more