There is an urgent need to create mechanisms to empower widows in Yavatmal and Vidarbha, and give them the support they need to pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward. However, such initiatives are rare. One of the few such projects for the welfare of the helpless women is run by Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) and its sister organization Sampada Trust.
Our fields, Our Forest (Hamaar Haar Pahaar) – A collaborative Watershed Development experience
(English, DVD, 32 mins) ‘Our fields, Our Forest’ is the story of 3 villages- Partala, Dongaria and Katangi- 3 villages in Mandla district, Madhya Pradesh and their journey of transformation. Under the WOTR-Wasundhara program, the community came together and turned their impoverished migration to holistic, green prosperity.
The WOTR-Wasundhara program combining socio-economic empowerment with Watershed development has managed to break the vicious cycle of land degradation, water scarcity, poverty and migration and other associated issues typical to most rural communities today. Through this multi-faceted program, ecosystem rejuvenation and social cohesiveness come together to bring about positive change.