Success Stories

CSSS program helps isolated Indian villagers access govt entitlements

Darshana Devi’s husband died from cholera six years ago in a remote village in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir region. A grocery shop owner with limited income, he did not leave much behind for

Fulfilling a special need for India’s children

In the far-flung northern Indian hamlet of Mandal, one nun has dedicated her life to proving that children treated as “God’s curse” are in fact one of the world’s great blessings. It is just anoth


A CSSS supported self-help group making masks to be freely distributed in the fight against the spread of coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir. To help bridge this gap, the Jammu and Kashmir Catholi

Alternative farming helps poor fight climate change in Kashmir

Catholic Social service Society helps small-time farmers take up alternative methods to escape debt This year, after a long time, Vinod Kumar bought new livestock, repaired his single-story house an

Cut above the rest: Indian women gain self-reliance through crafts

In far-flung Baalachack, a north Indian hamlet located close to the border where the India and Pakistan armies often exchange fire, Pooja Devi is busy working behind her sewing machine or using sciss

Cushions make all the difference for women in Indian town

Making cushions has created more life opportunities for a group of women living in a small town in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state. Each day the women gather to make velvet cushions in a house in th