Because of my village, now in this 'virtual' FB world which I originally doubted, I have found such friends, and co-travellers as I would not have imagined. Friends, originally strangers, who have gone out on a limb to think along, and with whom it has been a joy to work with, and simply engage with and hang out. Many have become friends in the real world, met in person and cherished.
Many connections were worked out though the circle. Networks with sensitive officers and friends was built up which helped the village deal with drought. Friends who have thought along deeply about this village, as they have been working on same issues in other villages. And with their help many things have been happening. Livlihoods have built up - bag making, pickles making, moving organic produce to organic markets.