Jalandhar Nayak and his family are the only remaining residents in Gunsahi village in rural Odisha, India, where their family has live for the past century. There are no roads or services in Gunsahi. It used to take Nayak’s children three hours, one way, to get to school over rocky terrain. Two years ago, Nayak started to build a road so his children could get to school safely. Having completed 5 kilometers of road, it now takes the children less than two hours, each way. Because of the intensive labor, Nayak’s health has suffered, but the Indian government has pledged to complete the remaining 7 kilometers of road.


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