This scarf is not made by hand. It’s made by ambition, on a machine, bought with savings, that was earned with profit. It’s made by going further.
Trickle Up India: The Lift Irrigation Song
It is the kindness of Jamgoria Sevabrata and Trickle Up
That they have installed the lift irrigation in Majhihiri.
They have also dug canals
And given goats, sheep and pics and pumpsets to the people of this hamlet.
The poor are so happy for that.
They bring the water from the river into their own land through lift irrigation
And less migration to Bargwan.
Even 60 years have passed since Independence.
There was no one to take care of the poor.
Now the poor have courage with the help of Jamboria Sevabrata and Trickle Up.
As the lift irrigation machine is lifting the water of the river
And that water is coming to the land.
And for that our land is getting enough water for crops.
And the sounds come out… kol-kol, kol-kol… with the flow of water,
Farmers are getting confident
And this water lifted by the machine
Has created the scope of cultivation by all poor farmers.
*Jamgoria Sevabrata is a community-based agency implementing the Trickle Up program in India.
Poverty is isolation. It is hunger and instability. It’s a cycle that’s hard to break. That’s why we work harder. We work smarter on the plan and on the ground. We go further.
Mungli Lohar is a leader in her community. She has partnered with Trickle Up to teach women in her community how to use smartphones to lift them out of poverty.