KAZINGRA Village, India
Kaziranga is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)World Heritage Site, a forest preserve, and breeding habitat for elephants, tigers, water buffaloes, and swamp deer on the banks of the Brahmaputra River in India. Dooley Intermed has initiated a unique program that also helps protect wildlife by bringing needed health and nutritional assistance to the local villagers and the park rangers. This year the flooding was exceptional with over 30% of the village areas and habitat inundated. Monsoon rains and the pandemic have wreaked havoc on the local villagers and park workers. Massive crop failures have resulted from the flooding compounded by unemployment from the pandemic. Our initial program includes food and medicine for more than 80 families including park rangers, over 200 children, and a number of pregnant women in great need.