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What does poverty look like?

Try to put faces to the many victims in these recent news stories from India… June 2012: A 32-year-old woman in Tirunelveli district in Tamil Nadu sold her five-month-old twin […]

Category: Blog • Development Matters • India in the News •

Gambling with the Monsoon

India is an agrarian country with 52% of its people employed in the agricultural industry.  As I rode the train between some of India’s southern states during my last trip […]

Category: Blog • Development Matters • Stories from the Field •

Understanding Caste in Development

SAFP Canada Staff Cassandra Griffin writes from the field in India. For a foreigner who is an outsider to Indian culture, the concept of caste can be extremely difficult to […]

Category: Blog • Stories from the Field •

Grassroots Action leads to Change in SPED III

SAFP Canada Staff Cassandra Griffin writes from the field in India. The road that led to the village had never been paved. It was narrow and rocky, and as our […]

Category: Blog • Stories from the Field •

Christmas in Haryana

SAFP Canada Staff Cassandra Griffin writes from the field in India. I woke up to a white Christmas this year, but not the kind I am used to in Canada. […]

Category: Blog • Stories from the Field •

Creating an Inclusive Society

Save A Family Plan’s founder, Father Gus, was strongly committed to building an inclusive society and continuously advocated for people with disabilities through his work in India. Today, SAFP aims […]

Category: Blog • Development Matters • Get to Know Our Partners •

Crime Against Children in India

India’s National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) publishes detailed crime statistics in an annual report called Crime in India. Published since 1953, the guide serves as a comprehensive reference source for […]

Category: Blog • Development Matters •

India Reflections

In February 2011, SAFP Canada Board member, Patrick Mahon, and his son Thomas (who was 18 at the time) travelled with SAFP throughout Kerala and Tamil Nadu. This reflection was […]

Category: Blog • Stories from the Field •

Acting for Change

Save A Family Plan (SAFP) is an organization that does not spend any money on advertising. This is because we are committed to making sure that 100% of all the […]

Category: Blog • We Love Our Volunteers! •

India’s Scheduled Tribes

Indigenous people are among the most vulnerable and marginalized groups in India, facing disproportionately high levels of poverty, illiteracy, and poor health. These communities, referred to by the government as […]

Category: Blog • Development Matters • Get to Know Our Partners • Sharing in Success •