Our Rural Medical Services team recently spent a few days visiting the “Monkey tribe” or Birhor colony in Palkot. These villagers are a nomadic people who catch monkeys for food and to sell. This primitive tribe is dwindling in numbers due to low birth and high death rates. Originally hunters, the Birhors, (Bir=Mountain) live entirely on forest produce. They love to eat monkey meat and are extremely skilled in trapping any animal. Trapping rabbits, weaving ropes, selling a few baskets when they can, the Birhors seem to live in a different age.
Our RMS team decided to visit the Monkey tribe the first Tuesday of every month. Their target is to prevent TB, Malaria, Anemia and Diarrhea related deaths and to eradicate those diseases among them.
You can help colonies like the “Monkey tribe” live a better quality of life through programs like Rural Medical Services and the training of our Community Health Leaders. Donate today to enable our teams to reach more, teach more, and share the love of Christ.