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.
(English, VCD, 12 mins)
Tamkadwadi is a village which lies in the mountainous region in the Nasik district of Maharashtra. Initially this village was recognized as a drought prone area with huge water shortage. The villagers had to depend on tankers for drinking water for 4 to 5 months a year.The watershed development program has helped the villagers improve their financial condition. Availability of sufficient water in the wells, increase in the agriculture yield, formation of self help groups (SHGs) help deal with their financial problems and the well fed fields personify peace and harmony in the village