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.
Ray Of Hope [Ummeed Ki Kiran]
( English, DVD, 23 mins)
With the financial support of Concern India Foundation, WOTR took on the challenge of rejuvenating the drylands! “Ray of Hope” is a film about the WOTR-Wasundhara project in Metali and Sarkankopcha village (Dungarpur, Rajasthan).
The WOTR-Wasundhara program combining socio-economic empowerment with Watershed development has managed to break the vicious cycle of land degradation, water scarcity, poverty and migration and other associated issues, typical to most rural communities today. This is the story of how the poorest area in Rajasthan is now a scene of positive transformation.