VISION & MISSION
Case study No.1:
Aruna Devi: - I am a villager of Alamnagar, Madhepura, Bihar. As we all know 28/08/09 was the most terrible night for the entire villagers. At that night the water level suddenly rose and entered in the village. Somehow we spend that night and in the early morning my son and two daughters reached to the safe place and started to live there by the help of the villagers. I was very worried about my two young daughters who are of 17 and 15 years age respectively because some wicked people were also living in the same place due to flood. My husband died few years back and I was responsible for each and everything in our house. It was very hard and difficult to live there because the numbers of people were very high as compared to the space provided. I used to run a small teashop in order to run our livelihood but due to flood my shop along with my hut washed away. Moreover due to the scarcity of paddy my two goats also died. I have lost my every thing in this deviating flood. I was already mentally disturbed because of my husbandís death and now as I have already lost everything in this flood so I am even more disturbed. The economic condition of our house is also not very good.
Case study No.2:
Ashok Kumar: - I am a villager of Alamnagar district, Madhepura, Bihar. I used to run a small tuck shop of sweets and edibles. We are a family of ten and I used to manage my family and my children with the income generated by the shop. I was also able to make my children study. Our villages and all the rivers and drains were dry. On 18/08/2008 when the Kusha dam broke down since everything was dry in our village so we had the faith that the flood would not come to our village but suddenly on 23/08/08 at night the devisting flood entered into the village and destructed everything in our village. It was water everywhere within few hours. We could not even run anywhere to save our lives and the floodwater washed away every thing we had in the tuck shop, as there was the heavy current of water. We lost everything along with our cattle. Somehow we managed to run away from there to the higher place and saved our lives. We started to live in the open air. Due to the shortage of pure water we had to eat _______and sugar for many days. After many days passed like this government help us to arrange our food. Somehow thus we spend our lives and when the water level came down we returned to our houses along with our family members. With the help of the people in our society we build our hut and our shops. We also lend some money in order to buy our things for shop. We have started our life again from the beginning now may god bless us for the new start.
Case study No.3:
Ramothar Ram: I am a villager of Alamnagar district, Madhepura Bihar. We are a family of 10 people along with my 6 sons and 2 daughters. I am a cobbler by profession and thus I run my family. The floodwater started to enter into my village in the mid night on 23/08/08 whereas the Kusha Dam of Koshi broke down on 18/08/08. Within couple of hours the whole village was flooded with the water everywhere. Fortunately I along with our family and the whole society managed to save our lives by running to the safe and higher places. We saved our lives but I lost my small hut and floodwater took away our hut along with my small tuck shop. Till the time the floodwater was there it was very difficult to spend our lives. We had to spend our lives in the open air along with our family where we were neither able to get the clean drinking water not the proper food. If we could manage to get some rice or pulse then we had not fuel to get the fire and cook food. Somehow we use to eat ________ and sugar and run our lives. We only used to pray to god that this deviating situation should finish as soon as it can and we can get rid of this most difficult situation of our lives. The floodwater remained in our village for almost one and half months. The biggest problem that we had during this was latrine and due to which epidemic was spreading as well. We were able to stop the epidemic by the help of the government. We still shiver of danger whenever we think of that divesting situation.
Case study No.4:
Shatrudhan Rai:- I am a villager of Alamnagar, Madhepura district, Bihar. The horrible and the disastrous flood came in our village at the night of 28/08/08. It was a dangerous silence throughout the village. People started to crib about the disaster, and started to run from the village in order to save their lives. The huge mental tension and pressure was visible from their faces. Nobody was free to talk to anyone. Everybody was busy in collecting their valuable belongings and reach to the safe places. Me along with my family also came to same and higher place where the other people were living. We started to live there but it was very difficult for us because we had very little food to eat which we managed to eat for 3-4 days but after that we faced lots of problem related to the food and drinking water. My children were crying of hunger and then the other people gave them _______ and sugar to eat and spend the days somehow. Later on government also provided some food materials. If government would not have helped then many people would have died out of hunger and diseases. Many diseases were spreading because of latrine problems. I always pray to god now that this flood should never visit my village again.
Case study No.5:
UdayShankar Singh:- I am a villager of Alamnagar, Madhepura district, Bihar. I have three daughters and two sons. They all read in class 9th, 7th, 2nd, 5th and 2nd respectively. We are a family of seven people including my wife and me. I used to run a small tuck shop and by selling betel leaves and everything at home was being managed by my shop only. Everything got destructed on 28/08/08 at night when the floodwater suddenly came into my village. It not only took away my tuck shop along with it but also all the thing which were there for sell got destructed. Somehow I saved my family and me and succeeded in getting out from there to a safe place. There was nothing to eat and no place to sleep. We lost everything we had. We had to eat things that were being provided by the government and sometimes we had to starve as well. Till the time the water logging was there my children were not able to study at all which was the biggest hamper to our family. When the floodwater reduced then I was bound to visit door to door in search of employment. I had to lend money in order to restart my tuck shop. Thus I started with altogether a new life for my family and me and I hope that these disasterous floods would never visit to my village.
Case study No.6:
Ranjeet Rajak: - I am a villager of Alamnagar, Madhepura district, Bihar. I run an ironing and cloth pressing shop( laundary). I have two daughters and two sons. Due to the devastating flood on 28/08/08 my home and the place where I used to run my shop all got filled with the floodwater. I was very to save our lives even. We spend the whole night sitting over the hut of straw. In the morning somehow we arranged a boat and then me along with my whole family reached to the primary school of our village to save our lives. There was nothing to eat even. Zila Parishad helped us to arrange rice and they also provided us ________ so that we can at least stay alive. Floodwater was there for almost 1 and half month. During that period the arrangement of latrine was very difficult because of which epidemic was spreading. The help of some SHG groups and the health department was controlling it otherwise the disaster would have been much bigger. We pray to god that these situations should not come again.
Case study No.7:
Chunur Thakur:- I am a villager of Alamnagar, Madhepura district, Bihar. I used to run saloons in order to fulfill my family needs. We are a family of ten people. Due to the damage of Kushwa Dam on 18/08/08 there was disastrous flood in my village. On 23/08/08 night the disastrous flood came and damaged my house along with my saloon. Not only this the flood water also took away my two goats and one cow because they died due to the heavy current of the flood. Somehow we managed to run away from there and reached the middle school at Kurhan. With the help of government food was supplied to us after two days. We ate the same food till the time the water was there. When the floodwater reduced and we came then we had to make a small hut to live as we lost everything in the flood. I also had to lend money from the rich people of the village and then I rebuilt my saloon and somehow running my house needs. Even now whenever I remember that disastrous scenario I shiver out .of danger.
Case study No.8:
Rajo Shah: - I am a villager of Alamnagar, Madhepura district, Bihar. I used to run a small tea-stall and fulfill the needs of eight people in my family. Due to the damage of Kusaha Dam on 18/08/08 there was a sudden flood on 23/08/08 in my village. The flood damaged my tea-stall and my house both. I lost everything because the flood was destroying everything. Reason for this huge damage was that we never had thought that this kind of flood could even come to my village all of a sudden. Somehow we managed to reach to a safe place with the help of other villagers. There was a huge problem of latrines and due to many of the people the epidemic was infecting including women. Even me and my family members were suffering from diahorrea. Somehow it was taken care with the help of some SHG groups, which were distributing medicines. Till the time the flood was there it was huge mental pressure and no one was aware that what could happen the next.
Case study No.9:
Shankar Das Gupta: - I am a villager of Alamnagar, Madhepura district, Bihar. There are four daughters and two sons in my family. I used to fulfill all my family needs by running a small grocery shop. Suddenly the Kushawa Dam got damaged on 18/08/08 but it had no effect on our village. We thought that it would have no effect on our village but suddenly on 23/08/08 the disastrous flood came to our village and caused great damage to everyone. It became very difficult to even save our lives. We could not sleep the whole night and everyone was getting panic about the situation. Within few hrs everything was full of water. The heavy current of floodwater washed my small hut and grocery shop away. Somehow we saved our lives with the help of by going to the higher place and there we started living in the plastic tents. Due to the shortage of fuel we could not prepare any food and we had to eat _______, sugar and ____. As there was no management for latrines so the epidemic was spreading heavily. The same was infecting us all. Moreover there were no medicines available for the same. Somehow we all were taken to primary health care centre of alamnagar with the help of a boat and then the proper medication could be started otherwise we could have died. Till the time the water was there, everyone was scared about the same. Even now the name of flood scares us.
Case study No.10:
Omprakash Bhagat:- I am a villager of Alamnagar, Madhepura district, Bihar. I have six daughters and two sons. The Kushawa Dam broke down on 18/08/08 but the floodwater came to our village on 23/08/08. The sudden floodwater caused great damage to everyone in the village and within few hours everyplace was filled with water, which caused a great damage. My small grocery shop was also washed away with this disastrous flood. It became very difficult to even it our lives. We saved our lives by going to the higher places and due to the huge number of people in the camp the problem of latrine arose which was a very big problem. Due to the increasing population in the camp the problem of epidemic arose. The whole village was surrounded by water. During all this period if misshapen could have happened then there was no one to look after him. The floodwater was there was almost 1 and half years. Till the time the flood was there we along with our families stayed in the camp. When we returned to our house we had to repair our houses and then I had to lend some money to restart my grocery shop. Thus I am leading and spending my life now. Till now whenever I think of that disastrous flood I get scared.
Case study No.11:
Pasinder Ram: - I am a villager of Beldaur, Khagadia District. I am 55 years old who spends his life by repairing and mending the people shoes at the Beldaur Market. Due to flood in 2008 there was a hue and cry everywhere in the villagers. Most of the people had to go some safer and higher place in order to save their lives. Great deed of Koshi destroyed everything we had in our village. Now I have restarted my living by the help of Bihar Gramin Vikas Parishad which provided me the financial help to restart my shop again.
Case study No.12:
Vijent Sah:- I am a villager of Beldaur, Khagadia District. I am 45 years of age and I run a small grocery shop to fulfill my family needs. I have two daughters and four sons. Neither I had land nor wealth. I used to run my family by the help of my shop only. Suddenly in 2008 the flood came in my village and destroyed everything in the whole village. I am really grateful to BGVP who gave me the finiancial help to restart my business and run my life properly.
Case study No.13:
Kupo Devi:- I am a villager of Beldaur, Khagadia District. I am 50 years of age and I run a small grocery shop to fulfill my family needs. Due to the huge disastrous flood I lost my every possible way of livelihood. Till then since now my financial condition has become worst. As my shop was damaged so we had lots of problem and they were increasing day by day. I am very grateful to the BGVP family who gave me the financial help so that we can restart with our life.
Case study No.14:
Promod Yadav:- I am a villager of Beldaur, Khagadia District. I am 40 years of age. We are a family of six people including my mother, father, wife, son and two brothers. Due to the disastrous flood in 2008 our village was surrounded and filled by the water. During that the floodwater entered into my shop and then destroyed everything in the shop. Due to which I had to face many problems. I am really grateful to BGVP, which provided me the financial help so that I can restart and at least can get a hope to re leave my life and can start again.
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