About Me: I am a nurse by profession and a forest dweller both by my heritage and by belief. I live in Jharkhand - a state in eastern India.

In my state, there is a big battle going on between the government and Maoist (we call them 'Maovadi' or 'Red party' ). Every second day there is an encounter, or a raid. Often, there are landmine blasts.

My village is right in the middle of this conflict. Many young men, including my own brother have been a victim of this conflict.

As a woman, it is very difficult to survive in a situation like this. We have zero development, lots of diseases, no jobs and so much of depression. As a Christian, I have always been told to keep faith in God. But, personally, I also have faith in people. I think when good people gather together, they can bring solution to big problems. As a nurse, I now try to instill faith my community members. I tell them that despite the political problems, we can bring small improvements, through small efforts like managing our village water sources, our home gardens, our personal health etc. I have come to World Pulse through Stella Paul who I have known for years. Recently, she has taught me how to use Internet, social media through mobile phone. I am now learning videos and soon I want to teach other women in my village in all this. I may have difficulty as this is a forum for English-knowing people, but Stella Paul has assured to help me whenever I have trouble with the language. Its a good start, think.

My Passions: Health, community development

My Challenges: Netowrking, Language, political conflict

My Vision for the Future: A world full of Peace and understanding

My Areas of Expertise: Healthcare

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Dear friend It’s my pleasure to welcome you. You are now a voice among thousands of voices. I am sure you have a powerful voice to make the world changed. Warm Welcome in this amazing platform, expectantly waiting your active participation. Follow the link for getting started guide. http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/about/guide

Warm Hug ! From Nepal

Dear friend,

Welcome to PulseWire! You are now part of a thriving community of women from all parts of the world. See the PulseWire Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community: http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/about/guide

Please explore the site to meet the women and also find the groups of your interest.

I look forward to hearing your voice in the community!

In friendship,

With best wishes, 

Nusrat Ara

WorldPulse Community Champion 

Environment Group