Yesterday some folks I had not seen in many years suddenly visited. They wanted to hear more about AID. I showed them a calendar. They wanted 4 (and made donations!). They started asking, “can AID come to my village? We will raise funds!”
I asked them to find out if everyone in the village had access to anganwadi, rations, electricity, NREGA job cards, old age pensions. I also told them while gathering that information they should listen for what issues the villagers raised.
I am not sure how apt this answer was – but if they really come back with all this info, I guess we could invest more time with them in that village to address the problems. Also it helps them focus on the needs of the poorest.