Environmental conservation builds families, India

 
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  • Environmental conservation builds families, India has received 20 donations
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  • Environmental conservation builds families, India posted a progress report
    Gangeshwar Site Visit
    By - Bill Brower - GlobalGiving Field Program Officer
    Bill Brower is a Field Program Officer with GlobalGiving who visited our partners’ projects throughout South and Southeast Asia. On June 25th he visited Gangeshwar to see Sahyog Sansthan’s activities in the area. His “Postcard” from the visit: In the forgiving shade of a large tree, I chatted with the members of...
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  • Environmental conservation builds families, India has been marked as funded. They raised a total of $6,203 from an original funding goal of $18,000!
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  • Environmental conservation builds families, India posted a progress report
    Sahyog Final Report
    By - Gillian Wilson - Communications Director
    Thank you for all your support and donations to Sahyog’s work. Together you have helped families learn about sustainable agriculture methods that have ensured they have enough food to feed their families. In the past year you have helped Sahyog do the following: •317 people participated in monthly meetings; an...
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  • Environmental conservation builds families, India posted a progress report
    The Importance of Drought Tolerant Plants
    By - Gillian Wilson - Communications Director, IDEX
    Horticulture is a key activity for Sahyog and its self-help groups. In particular Sahyog promotes planting native, drought tolerant plants that will yield crops both for sale and for consumption by the farmer. The horticultural units need to be planted just before the monsoon season begins. However many of these plants...
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  • Environmental conservation builds families, India posted a progress report
    March 2010 Update
    By - Gillian Wilson - Communications Director
    On Tuesday, March 16, all donations up to $1,000 per donor, per project will be matched. Donate on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, and maximize your gift. With your support Sahyog has been able to make headway with their plans to support people in building sustainable livelihoods. Organic Farming is being introduced to farming...
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  • Environmental conservation builds families, India has received 21 donations
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  • Environmental conservation builds families, India posted a progress report
    Women Increase Confidence In Self-Help Groups
    By - Gillian Wilson - Communications Director
    With your support, there are many positive changes to report! Women members of income generating self-help groups are continuing to gain confidence. They are also increasing repayments of loans and continuing with their activities as planned. Inter-group learning has created a positive space for members to share...
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  • Environmental conservation builds families, India posted a progress report
    Drought Tolerant Horticulture
    By - Gillian Wilson - Communications Director
    Our latest report from the field focuses on projects in horticulture promotion and a livestock treatment camp, all with the effect of improving access to adequate food, water, and income. With your support, efforts have continued in promoting horticulture as a supplementary income-generation activity while also helping...
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    • Blittled
      Blittled I love to hear about the poor being helped, especially when sustainability is involved. Keep up the good work.
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    • Joan Ochi
      Joan Ochi Your reports are always informative, and I appreciate the specifics. Thank you.
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    • Tiga
      Tiga The progress was detailed and noted what challenges must be overcome.
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  • Environmental conservation builds families, India posted a progress report
    Mitigating Climate Change
    By - Gillian Wilson - Communications Director, IDEX
    On a recent trip to Udaipur, India, IDEX Communications Director, Gillian Wilson, visited IDEX partner Sahyog Sansthan to learn how rural communities are adapting to climate change and mitigating its impact. Heera Lal Sharma, the founder and Executive Director of Sahyog was my guide. Heera Lal knows the area around...
    • 6 years ago
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    • Cathy
      Cathy thanks for the report; knowing the connections with global warming and social issues helps put the project into a larger perspective. I'm curious about the vermicomposting, as I am doing it on a very small scale in a urban setting, to keep my garbage out of the waste stream and to fertilize struggling street trees. Do... Read more »
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    • Tiga
      Tiga Very detailed and tells the story in a personable and understanding way.
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    • Joan Ochi
      Joan Ochi This is an excellent report - thoughtful, detailed, and including the "human element" as well. I'm pleased to donate again after reading this update!
      • 6 years ago
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    • GillWilson
      GillWilson I'm happy to share more stories and news from Sahyog. Cathy, I have just uploaded a few more photos, (they should be visible in 24-48 hours) the vermicompost photos are don't show a lot, but they give an idea of the result and the space they use. Beekeeping isn't something Sahyog works with to date. I think... Read more »
      • 6 years ago
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  • Environmental conservation builds families, India posted a progress report
    March 2009 Updates
    By - Gillian Wilson - Communications Director
    Through Sahyog’s support and training, 10 new farming families have initiated organic vermicomposting (essentially, fertilizing with worms) on their crops. Sahyog already has 8 well-functioning worm composting units and these new ones are proving to be successful as well! Vermicomposting units eliminate the need to...
    • 6 years ago
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    • Joan Ochi
      Joan Ochi This is great. What kind of crops are the families growing?
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    • GillWilson
      GillWilson Joan, thank you for your feedback. It varies from each community. But they families grow a variety of crops from potatoes and eggplant, to chilies, lemons, limes and gooseberries. They also grow leafy greens for their animals to eat. Gillian Wilson
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    • benson986
      benson986 just want to say thank you...I am going to India this May to volunteer also with Sahyog Sansthan through a Canadian NGO called Developing World Connections I am excited but at the same time kind of anxious. I find it difficult trying to justify going there when we (Westerners) are such a big part of the problem. Your blog... Read more »
      • 6 years ago
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  • Environmental conservation builds families, India posted a progress report
    December 2008 Update
    By - Katherine Zavala - Coordinator of Programs
    Sahyog continued it’s impressive growth in 2008, adding sixteen new Self Help Groups in eleven villages. Sahyog currently works with 91 Self Help Groups with a total of 1,320 members, combining for a total savings of $39,632. Forty of these groups are reaching the stage of self-management. Self Help Groups are enabling...
    • 6 years ago
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    • Cathy
      Cathy I was wondering why your reports have become shorter, with more time between. Then I realized that not enough of us are responding to your reports. You are doing incredible things with our donations. I am inspired to donate more, and here request that others also respond to the reports so we can hear more of what is... Read more »
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  • Environmental conservation builds families, India has received 42 donations
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  • Environmental conservation builds families, India posted a progress report
    September 2008 Update - Renovating Wells
    By - Katherine Zavala - Coordinator of Programs
    Over the past year, Sahyog has successfully renovated a total of 33 old wells. The wells are now in full operations and 122 families in 13 villages have access to safe drinking water. The work involved in renovating wells required construction of parapet walls and lining the irrigation channels. The wells are the...
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    • Blittled
      Blittled I don't know much about the area. Now i know a little more and hopefully it is true i am happy that they are better off!
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    • dancingamanda79
      dancingamanda79 I love that I'm getting updates on how the project is going. I'd really love a quote from an individual who's actually being helped.
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    • Cathy
      Cathy I really appreciate these written reports on what is being accomplished. thank you.
      • 6 years ago
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  • Environmental conservation builds families, India posted a progress report
    June 2008 Update
    By - Katherine Zavala - Coordinator of Programs
    Since the last progress report, Sahyog Sansthan has been assisting participating communities to increase their income through their horticulture and vermicompost units, a few of the families have already earned an income with these units. These efforts were carried out in the following way: • Sahyog provided training...
    • 7 years ago
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    • Cathy
      Cathy Great to hear that vermicomposting is being successful for your families.
      • 6 years ago
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  • Environmental conservation builds families, India posted a progress report
    March 2008 Update
    By - Katherine Zavala - Program Coordinator, IDEX
    Sahyog recently carried out an evaluation site visit to families who had received horticulture units in the past two years. During this period, Sahyog has supported 106 families by providing training on planting fruit saplings such as gooseberry, lemon and mangos. Since the past two years has received a good amount of...
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    • Cathy
      Cathy this seems an excellent survival rate. Congratulations!
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  • Environmental conservation builds families, India posted a progress report
    December 2007 Update
    By - Katherine Zavala - Coordinator of Programs
    Natural Resource Management Sahyog Sansthan worked with 157 families to support their implementation of a variety of sustainable agriculture, soil improvement, water conservation and livestock management techniques in order to improve crop yields, increase income and protect local ecosystems. The following results...
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    • Steve
      Steve This information was excellent in showing exactly what progress has been made with the funds from GlobalGiving.I am glad that I donated to this project!!!
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  • Environmental conservation builds families, India has received 27 donations
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  • Environmental conservation builds families, India has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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  • Environmental conservation builds families, India posted a progress report
    June 2007 Update
    By - Katherine Zavala - Asia Program Director, IDEX
    In order to promote organic farming, Sahyog Sansthan is encouraging its members to farm units of vermiculture. Vermiculture is the management of worms. It defines the thrilling potential for waste reduction, fertilizer production, as well as an assortment of possible uses for the future. Vermiculture enhances the growth of...
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    • Cathy
      Cathy thank you for the update on vermiculture. I am finding my own small worm bin easy to manage and very productive for it's size. This seems a very promising activity.
      • 6 years ago
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  • Environmental conservation builds families, India posted a progress report
    May 2007 Update
    By - Katherine Zavala - Asia Program Director, IDEX
    The pastureland developed in Patliya village in India has benefited people and they harvested 6000 bundles of grass (6000 kg) this year. This is being used for their cattle. This is essential as an animal's diet can have a profound influence on the nutrient content of its products. Grass-fed cows will tend to produce...
    • 8 years ago
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    • Cathy
      Cathy I'm glad to hear that the pastureland development is successful.
      • 6 years ago
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  • Environmental conservation builds families, India posted a progress report
    Update April 2007
    By - Katherine Zavala - Asia program Director
    Sahyog Sansthan is promoting their vermicompost program, as part of promoting organic farming in their communities. Vermicompost is the end product of the breakdown of organic matter by some species of earthworm. Vermicompost is a nutrient-rich, natural fertilizer and soil conditioner. The earthworm species that is used for...
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    • Cathy
      Cathy I hope to hear more about your vermicomposting efforst. I have a vermicomposting worm bin in my apartment in New York, which I was in part inspired to do by your efforts. I will be using the compost produced to support street trees in the city, which struggle to survive here.
      • 6 years ago
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  • Environmental conservation builds families, India posted a progress report
    February 2007 Update
    By - Katherine Zavala - Asia Program Director, IDEX
    Since December 2006, Sahyog is working with 66 SHGs with 1,026 members of which over 70% are women. In their latest report, Sahyog has coordinated six monthly project meetings from July to December 2006. The average attendance has been 50 men and women. These meetings provide opportunities for SHG members to discuss savings...
    • 8 years ago
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    • Cathy
      Cathy It is impressive that you are able to respond to changing emergency conditions. I am reading this in retrospect, to increase my understanding of your project. I hope your efforts to treat water and prevent spread of disease were effective.
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  • Environmental conservation builds families, India posted a progress report
    December 2006 Progress Report
    By - Katherine Zavala - Asia Program Director, IDEX
    Based in Rajasthan, in northwestern India, Sahyog Sansthan works with tribal groups in the most arid regions of the state. Those regions are ones that had rich forests and productive land conducive to agriculture and livestock rearing but which have deteriorated since unchecked logging began when India gained independence...
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    • Cathy
      Cathy I am very impressed with the scope of your project, and your intelligent use of resources.
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  • Environmental conservation builds families, India has received 10 donations
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  • Environmental conservation builds families, India posted a progress report
    Update for Sahyog Sansthan
    By - Balu Iyer - Asia Program Director, IDEX
    A complete update of the progess so far is available in the document "Update from Sahyog Sansthan".
    • 9 years ago
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    • Cathy
      Cathy thank you for the comprehensive report on your exciting projects. the report is well organized and substantial, giving me confidence in your project's success.
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Organization

Sahyog Sansthan

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Project Leader

Gillian Wilson

IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

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