Environmental conservation builds families, India

 
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Environmental conservation builds families, India

Environmental conservation builds families, India
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Hiri Bai

Hiri Bai
Hiri Bai joined a self-help group organized by Sahyog in 2003. She was able to take a microloan from the group to buy a buffalo. The buffalo yielded 25 pints of milk per day. Hiri Bai would keep 4 pints for her family and sell the rest at market. (view small | med | large | orig)

Regenerated Land

Regenerated Land
With appropriate conservation techniques farmers are able to grow crops in the desert. (view small | med | large | orig)

Sahayog Sansthan

Sahayog Sansthan
Members of Sahayog Sansthan. (view small | med | large | orig)

Kundai Weather Center

Kundai 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)

Deepak (left) Demonstrating The Well At Kundai

Deepak (left) Demonstrating The Well At Kundai
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)

Revnnovated Well

Revnnovated Well
During the monsoon, soil becomes waterlogged, collapsing the walls of the well rendering it useless. You can see the collapsed earth to the left of the well in this picture. Sahyog works with SHGs to renovate wells. (view small | med | large | orig)

Vermicompost

Vermicompost
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)

Vermicompost Structure

Vermicompost Structure
This small building is all it takes to create rich, organic soil for a farmer. (view small | med | large | orig)

Sahayog Sansthan

Sahayog Sansthan
Sahayog Sansthan founder and Secretary (chief executive), Heera Lal Sharma meeting with members of the local planning committee. (view small | med | large | orig)

Funded

Thanks to 107 donors like you, a total of $10,771 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

Sahyog Sansthan

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Project Leader

Gillian Wilson

IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

Where is this project located?

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