Women Protect Land & Promote Self-Reliance, India

 
$2,475
$10,835
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Women Protect Land & Promote Self-Reliance, India

Women Protect Land & Promote Self-Reliance, India
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Sunita Devi with her son and her buffalo

Sunita Devi with her son and her buffalo
Sunita Devi knows the devastation that can occur when land is not takne care of properly. Sunita and her family had to lost everything and to relocate when soil erosion changed the course of the River Ganges. Manavi helped them learn about caring for their land and through Self-Help Groups and microcredit Sunita was able to buy a buffalo. (view small | med | large | orig)

Sunita Devi with her storage bin

Sunita Devi with her storage bin
Manavi also helped Sunita learn about seed banks. In her storage bin Sunita has her rice seeds. These are traditional seed varieties that are best suited to the local conditions. (view small | med | large | orig)

Sunita Devi with her children

Sunita Devi with her children
These are Sunita's three children. With the income Sunita now has from her buffalo and paddy fields her children are eat a more nutritious diet and will be able to attend school. (view small | med | large | orig)

Another type of storage bin

Another type of storage bin
Manavi is actively collecting traditional varieties of seeds used for rice and semiaquatic crops. Over 90% of paddy fields in North Bihar contain hybrid seeds, some belonging to multinational corporations are terminator seeds. Manavi has identified 70 local varieties of seeds. From next season on, Manavi is hoping to propagate these seeds and develop a gene bank with local farmers. To store the seeds Manavi has distributed more than 400-grain storage bins to SHG members. (view small | med | large | orig)

A Self-Help Group (SHG) Meeting

A Self-Help Group (SHG) Meeting
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A microcredit recipient at her vegatable stall

A microcredit recipient at her vegatable stall
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Thanks to 20 donors like you, a total of $2,475 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

Project Leader

Katherine Zavala

Program Officer, IDEX
San Francisco, CA United States

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