Development

Read success stories from out team and supporters.

I received more than I gave . . . SAFP supporter Noah Porter shares his experiences in India

After being connected to the work of Save A Family Plan in India for the past eighteen years of my life, I finally had the opportunity this past year to […]

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Raising Awareness through Street Plays

The city of Alappuzha in Kerala, South India, is widely known to outsiders for the beautiful backwaters and scenic houseboat tours. For many of those who call this area home, […]

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The Search for Eco-Friendly Alternatives Leads to Sustainable Livelihood in Quilon, Kerala

The waste management campaign that was started by the SPED III team in Thrikkadavoor Panchayath, Quilon, Kerala, is aimed at promoting systematic waste management and reducing the use of plastic […]

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What difference does your $20 a month make?

SAFP’s Family Development Program partners our contributors with impoverished families in India in a unique way to promote empowerment and sustainable development. The monthly $20 donation is deposited directly into […]

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An Inspiration to the Community – Overcoming Disabilities

Irfan Salim is from the Puthenjunnu village in Bathery, Kerala, South India. He is a shy but determined man who was born physically disabled and has no use of either […]

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Increasing girls’ access to education in Bhuj, Gujarat

Bhavana Bhugu, Shantha Kanji, and Kajal Rupa are three girls from the Ahir caste in the village of Dhrang in Gujarat. After completing 8th Standard, the three girls dropped out […]

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Accessible Medical Care at Kovanur

The rural poor in India face many obstacles to their development, including the challenge of accessing health care. In addition to the lack of health care facilities, equipment, supplies, and […]

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Partnering with the Khasi people in Meghalaya, India

The Madonna Missions is a committed group of people who partner with Save A Family Plan to carry on the work of the late Father Richard Saldanha. Their generous support […]

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Collaborators of Love

In December 2011, SAFP contributor, Michael Botermans, and six youth from the Northwest territories travelled to Kerala and Tamil Nadu with SAFP. The following is a reflection on their experience, as written by Michael. […]

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Increasing Food Security in Illikkananam village

Illikkananam is a small, remote village located high in the hills of Kerala’s western ghats. Agriculture is the main occupation in this fertile area. Since some families have only a […]

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