Environmental conservation builds families, India

$75 $13,478
Raised Remaining


Support poor women farmers in Rajasthan, India, and train them in sustainable agriculture and conservation methods to improve their natural environment and provide secure food and water sources.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Rural villages are heavily dependent on the land for their livelihoods. The once fertile land has been eroded by commercial logging and mining. Rainfall is now less predictable due to climate change. Sahyog uses the “Self-Help Group” model to organize small groups of women (who are both raising families and growing food) to work together on sustainable agricultural projects to improve crop yields and nourish the soil for future generations.

How will this project solve this problem?

Projects and training in soil and water management, small-scale irrigation, and sustainable agriculture (using local seeds, preparing organic pesticides, composting). Groups also are trained in basic accounting and leadership and management skills.

Potential Long Term Impact

Degraded land is regenerated, water resources are more secure, access to adequate food and income is increased, and marginalized communities are better prepared for climate change effects and food and water crises.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $75

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $75 .  The original project funding goal was $13,553.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Sahyog Sansthan

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Project Leader

Gillian Wilson

IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

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