Community conquers hunger

Not in the distant past, their daily confrontation was with starvation and deprivation. Most of their days and nights were spent hungry. A plateful of food was a dream they could never fulfill. This was the reality of thousands of women in the Medak District of Andhra Pradesh, South India, before they organized themselves as Sanghams [voluntary associations] of the Deccan Development Society, a voluntary organisation. Once they had come together as Sanghams, they never looked back and wrote their present and future with a remarkable self assurance.

Community Conquers Hunger is the amazing story of these women from the margins of society, who with a quiet confidence went about banishing hunger from their midst in a span of two decades. From a community of the hungry, they became a community of the plenty. From being food receivers they went on to become food providers. Community Conquers Hunger is a chronicle of this fascinating transformation. A film produced by the rural, non literate women farmers of the DDS Community Media Trust for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies [IFRC], India, is a 10 minute self portrait of the remarkable community of the Deccan Development Society in Medak District of Andhra Pradesh, India.

For more details, contact :

Community Media Trust

Village Pastapur, Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, 500 220, India

Deccan Development Society

#101, Kishan Residency, Road No 5, Begumpet
Hyderabad – 500 016, Andhra Pradesh, India

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