PHOTOS: A new chapter for Amri Karbi, India

After 15 fruitful years, World Vision's work is coming to a close in the Amri Karbi region of India's Assam state.

Some 2,300 children have been sponsored in the area, and significant improvements have been made in education, economic development, infrastructure, and healthcare. World Vision sponsorship funds have bought books and furniture for classrooms, while helping parents pay for their children's school fees and uniforms. Women have been provided with training in entrepreneurship, as well as funds for start-up business efforts. A new chapter is beginning for the Amri Karbi region as the cycle of poverty is broken.

World Vision photographer Jon Warren gives us a glimpse of life there through the images below. Read the full story in World Vision magazine.

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Children, many of them sponsored, attend school. World Vision sponsorship funds helped purchase furniture for the classrooms.

Children, many of them sponsored, attend school. World Vision sponsorship funds helped purchase furniture for the classrooms.

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During a break from school, children play

During a break from school, children play "kabaddi," a type of tag.

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Women in the Amri Karbi region have formed a savings group that provides loans to its members for starting businesses. Savings group members trek to the orange groves each day to plant, water, prune, or harvest.

Women in the Amri Karbi region have formed a savings group that provides loans to its members for starting businesses. These savings group members trek to orange groves each day to plant, water, prune, or harvest.

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Here's an example of the fruits of their labor.

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These orange groves have become a source of income for women in the Amri Karbi region.

These orange groves have become a source of income for women in the Amri Karbi region.

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Women in the Amri village admire hand woven fabrics.

These women, also members of the savings group, admire one another's hand-woven fabrics.


Read related post: Helping my homeland: Why I sponsor a girl in India

Read “From Here to There,” a World Vision magazine article about World Vision’s support of villages in the Amri Karbi region through sponsorship for the past 15 years.

Sponsor a child in India today. Your support for a boy or girl in need will help provide basics like food, clean water, education, healthcare, and more. You'll also play a key role in the transformation of an entire community, as was made possible in Amri Karbi.

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    Hi Gary, it's very true that help is needed desperately, but the good news is that we can do something to help people suffering from the food shortage. Thank you for your prayers and support.

    Thanks,
    Lindsey

    These orange groves have become a source of income for women in the Amri Karbi region.
    These women, also members of the savings group, admire one another's hand-woven fabrics.
    Women in the Amri Karbi region have formed a savings group that provides loans to its members for starting businesses. These savings group members trek to orange groves each day to plant, water, prune, or harvest.

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