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.
Who we are
Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) is a globally recognized organization dedicated to transforming the lives of millions across India in participatory watershed development and eco-systems restoration, adaptive sustainable agriculture, integrated and efficient water management, and climate change adaptation, with a special emphasis on vulnerable communities, farmers, and women.
What we do
WOTR works across thirteen different areas, using applied research to help rural communities reduce their vulnerabilities to climatic and non-climatic risks. It organizes them in a socially and gender inclusive manner to help themselves out of poverty.
Since inception in 1993, WOTR has restored over 8,913 sq.km of degraded land and its schemes have directly and indirectly benefitted 1.4 million people. Over 385,000 people across the country and 63 countries have participated in WOTR’s training and capacity building programs.
Areas of operation