Local resources work to improve rural village
Surha Bhita is one of the most backward villages in Saharsa district of Bihar. Goonj's comprehensive village development initiative is called Neev, which means foundation. Neev is a program that addresses difficult rural problems with the participation of rural communities, their wisdom and resources. Rather than putting the parties into donor-beneficiary relationships, Neev makes everyone a stakeholder, and traditional wisdom and community labor become the components of development work. Goonj provides basic material in the form of a family kit to each family as a reward for their labor. The family kits are assembled by Goonj workers and contain clothes, footwear, cloth sanitary napkins, woolens, toys, vegetable bags, and sujni.