Drought is a chronic problem in Rajasthan, leading to health issues, poor sanitation, poverty and other socio-economic problems. Lack of water has a major impact. Women walk for hours each day to find water. Girls can't go to school because it is their role to fetch water. Water harvesting and cultivating drought tolerant fruit trees improves nutrition, income, and awareness of the environment. GRAVIS works with women to create water and food security and address local socio-economic conditions.
People will be trained on rainwater harvesting, seed banks, organic farming, horticulture and bio-fertilizers. Community Based Organizations will be formed to help members be aware of and access various savings & income generating options.
Communities will have increased food & water. Training provided & activities undertaken will enable the people to save more water, increase crop yield & create extra income sources. Women will be economically independent & girls will be at school.
Project Leader: Gillian Wilson IDEX Latin America Program Director San Francisco,
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