Watershed Organisation Trust is pleased to share a case study of 'Sattechiwadi' included as one of the best practices published in the Ministry of Environment and Forest, GOI National Report 2012 submitted to UNCCD. It gives an account of the activities implemented in Sattechiwadi (a hamlet of Hivargaon) Maharashtra and how specific land degradation problems were addressed.
Rise of the New Dawn
(English, VCD, 15 mins)
Rise of the New Dawn is a short film of how women, as a collective, have made a huge impact.
Women are the care providers, of all but their own self. The women empowerment program in 150 villages is about realizing their true potential. With Sampada Trust, they receive training in entrepreneurship to manage small scale businesses from selling bangles to dried fish, to preparing manure and selling it. It is the Self-Help groups that make the difference, in their confidence levels. As a collective group their outshine darkness all around them. It is like “The lamp is mine but the light is ours”.