Category Archives: Chilakaluripet

Inspiration

On rare occasions you meet people who despite their seemingly impossible circumstances have still managed to survive.  Not just survive, but thrive. Meet Stella, an 11-year-old student at AMG.  As I walk across the school yard she comes out of … Continue reading

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The Great Distribution

Four days, roughly 2,500 people, and around 80 lakhs of goods were distributed this week.  If you are unfamiliar with lakhs, as I was when I arrived here, let me explain.  100,000 rupees equal one lakh.  44 rupees equals $1 … Continue reading

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Medical Camp

This past week AMG put on a medical camp in a local slum community for the children and their families there.  It was hosted at a daycare center, that AMG also runs, providing free education to the children that would otherwise be … Continue reading

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Words are useless…

A picture can convey what words cannot.  The following photo is of a six year old boy I met while attending a rock quarry school.  He suffered 3rd degree burns on the lower half of his body.  He lost both his … Continue reading

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TB Hospital

 Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  Airborne, acid-fast bacilli.  Lipid-rich cell wall.  Aerobic.  Can survive in a dry state for weeks.  Takes up residence in your lungs and multiples unchecked inside macrophages.  Approximately one-third of the world is said to be carrying TB, but not everyone is in the … Continue reading

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Reunion

I apologize for the long absence.  I have spent the last several days traveling a lot, without much or any access to internet.  Monday, I drove all day to Chilakaluripet to the AMG Headquarters and main office.  What was supposed to be a 7 … Continue reading

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