Change in focus
Adoption of a holistic community-based approach, created a voice and stake for the landless, poor and women
taking it further than soil and moisture conservation and water harvesting interventions.
Knowledge is power
Trainings on new on-farm practices instilled confidence, created awareness and equipped women farmers.
Self-Help Groups (SHGs) facilitated women to save and invest in businesses.
Women as agents of change
She leads by example
Lata bai – Member, Kalbherav Watershed Development Committee, Maharashtra
A social health activist and model farmer
Sujathamma – Member Watershed Committee, Muduvatti, Karnataka
Four wells were on her ‘to do’ list
Geeta Bai – Member, Model Watershed Committee, Siyalwada, Madhya Pradesh