GIWA Co-Founder, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Secretary General, Sadhvi Bhagawatiji, visited the hamlet of Jyuri, an exquisite yet impoverished mountain village with Hon’ble MLA Kedarnath, Shaila Rani Ravatji.

Medicinal herbs, roots, fruit and vegetables grew plentifully and organically. Village residents poured their hearts out to Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji about their challenges and concerns as well as the great, great need for proper education as well as access to higher education in their communities.

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhviji, deeply touched and saddened by the challenges that the community faced, promised their support and plan to engage companies like Organic India and Ruchi Soya to scale up these efforts. The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance will help ensure that the plans for this village and its neighbouring villages include adequate and improved WASH.