Empower 2,000 women in the Rural Himalayas

$4,391 $25,609
Raised Remaining


This project integrates rural technology that is easy to construct, socially acceptable, economically viable and environmentally friendly to strengthen rural livelihoods and reduce women’s drudgery.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Poor rural communities’ face shrinking water resources, forest degradation, lack of appropriate agricultural technologies, poor market linkages, and drudgery of women. Women’s status is miserable due to heavy workload and poor returns from agriculture. Project beneficiaries are marginal farmers, women, and rural artisans. The project empowers village communities to alleviate poverty by including them in project planning and decision-making. Labor contributions from farmers are required.

How will this project solve this problem?

• Involve community in project planning, implementation, & evaluation • Build capacity for village institutions & farmers • Demonstrate and promote low-cost rural technology • Ensure demand for interventions by requiring farmer labor contribution

Potential Long Term Impact

• Women’s empowerment • Increased farmer income • Better nutrition and health from vegetables • Reduced degradation of natural resources • Strong communities and institutions • Demonstrated a project model to scale up for Uttaranchal state

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $4,391

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 $4,391 .  The original project funding goal was $30,000.

Additional Documentation

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


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Thanks to 46 donors like you, a total of $4,391 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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District: Chamoli, Uttaranchal, India

Project Leader

Brij Mohan Kandpal

District: Chamoli, Uttaranchal India

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