Sahyog Sansthan

Operating with the belief that social and economic transformation among the poor is possible only with their own initiative and leadership, Sahayog Sansthan supports a number of community-based educational and developmental activities designed to enhance the vision and capacity of the rural poor and the deprived sections of society.

Irrigation infrastructure

Irrigation infrastructure
Photo from Progress Report 'Gangeshwar Site Visit' (view small | med | large | orig)

Men's self help group

Men's self help group
Photo from Progress Report 'Gangeshwar Site Visit' (view small | med | large | orig)

Vermiculture

Vermiculture
Sahyog encourages vermiculture, a composting method using earthworms to create rich, organic soil. Sahyog has started a number of vermiculture projects and provides training and funds to initiate vermiculture. The soil produced enriches the land, fertilizes crops, and improves the soil’s ability to retain moisture. Even during drought years, crops grown with soil from vermiculture produce greater yields. (view small | med | large | orig)

Kadhai Weather Center

Kadhai Weather Center
Since climate change has begun to take effect, rain has become more irregular. Farmers used to rely on local weather patterns to know when to plant their crops. But climate change renders this knowledge useless. At Kundai they have learned simple, yet effective meteorological practices. They monitor and collect data on rainfall, temperatures and wind and share this with both their local community and the Indian government. (view small | med | large | orig)

Deephak (Left) Kadhai Well

Deephak (Left) Kadhai Well
Deepak lives in Kundai; he showed off the benefits of the program with Sahyog, such as the renovated well, the irrigation channels and the diversity of the crops. Kundai farmers are growing plump eggplants, bright chilies, leafy greens, wheat, barley and much more. Close to the well, bamboo and sugar cane were growing. The crops are enough to feed families in Kundai while the bamboo and sugar cane help pay for their children’s schooling. (view small | med | large | orig)