Welcome - or in Santali: Johar!

We are a circle of friends who support village development in Ghosaldanga and Bishnubati, two villages in West Bengal. The inhabitants of these two villages are indigenous people from the Santal tribe, one of the most populous indigenous tribes in India.

The work of development is organized and carried out by the villagers themselves. The most important task is education; further top priorities are medical /health care, ecological farming and the promotion of culture.

On-site work is inspired and accompanied by the German author Martin Kämpchen, who has been living in India for the past 40 years.

News

Monthly Report July 2022

10.08.2022 News

At last the monsoon clouds arrived in our area in the last week of the month. But the rain was too less to begin the full-fledged cultivation of rice. Due to shortage of monsoon water, small scale farmers started buying...[more]


Monthly Report June 2022

12.07.2022 News

After the introduction of the paddy harvester machine 3-4 years ago in our area the daily laborers’ job has reduced. These harvesters are more economic and time saving than manual harvesting. With the use of machine and the...[more]


Monthly Report, May 2022

13.06.2022 News

Summer rice cultivated in this season has not been profitable for the farmers in our area. Besides irregular rainfall, stem borer insects have damaged the crop heavily despite using sufficient chemical fertilizer and...[more]