Impact

Impact

Impact videos are inspirational stories of bottom-up change that document how community media has led to concrete change. VV teaches Correspondents not just to report, but also to initiate local campaigns, and approximately 1 in 5 videos manages to solve the underlying issue. How? By providing information, rallying people to believe collective action works, networking with other activists, fostering community-level discussion through screenings and discussion clubs, and acting as a bridge to the local administration, which is often unaware of people’s problems. When necessary, Video Volunteers will start petitions, lobby the state or national administration, or engage the media in order to bring about the change.

IMPACT | A Three Year Long Wait For Electricity to Irrigate Fields

 
/ March 26, 2021

How would farmers grow crops if there is no electricity for irrigation?

Chhattisgarh: This Farmer Profits Less Than $200 After Six Months Of Farming

 
/ December 8, 2020

This story offers a small window into the whys of the ongoing farmers protests in India.

Impact Story

VV Correspondent Intervenes To Get Water Storage For Rajasthan Community

 
/ December 4, 2020

What use is a water connection if you can't store the water and make it available for later use?

Fixing India | How Do Community Media Change Agents Work? | Video Volunteers

 
/ December 2, 2020

Video Volunteers has been working for more than a decade towards giving the disadvantaged a voice. What are the processes we follow to create change?

Impact Story

Fixing India | VV Correspondents Use Bihar PGRS to Solve Everyday Problems

 
/ November 30, 2020

A prime example of minimum government, maximum governance.

Fixing India: Land Allotted On Paper, But Possession Took 22 Long Years!

 
/ November 20, 2020

If not for the intervention by our community correspondent, the poor villagers would have continued paying taxes for a land they didn't own.

Impact Story

Fixing India: How Did Transgenders Survive the Lockdown Without Ration Cards?

 
/ November 11, 2020

When a sudden lockdown was announced in March 2020, transgenders of Uttar Pradesh had nowhere to go until a VV correspondent helped.

Impact Story

Destroyed by Fire, VV Correspondent Helps Dalit Man Resurrect His Life

 
/ October 30, 2020

Anil Kumar Saroj fought a long bureaucratic battle to ensure Ramlal can restart his life with dignity.