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.
The land of Kaluchi Thakarwadi has gone from desert to replenished watershed. It is no longer a tragedy of inhospitable climate and unfortunate circumstances. It is a story of how a community came together, challenged the elements and changed their destiny.
The story of the Watershed Development process was also published in LEISA.