Empower 2,000 women in the Rural Himalayas

by SIMAR

Summary

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.
$30,000
total goal
$25,609
remaining
46
donors
0
monthly donors
9
years active

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.

Solution

• 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

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

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​simaruttaranchal.tripod.com/​
SIMAR paper on women in Uttaranchal
Uttaranchal Women Farmers

Organization Information

SIMAR

Location: District: Chamoli, Uttaranchal - India
Project Leader:
Brij Mohan Kandpal
Secretary
District: Chamoli, Uttaranchal India

Funded Project!

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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