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.
Water Gives Life
(English, VCD, 23 mins)
Water gives Life is an attempt to understand the importance of natural resource management through Watershed Development for creating sustainable livelihood opportunities for poverty alleviation.
This film focuses on the importance of community participation in resource conservation and management, since it is the concerned community, which is in constant interaction with their environment. The ownership of the project by these stakeholders is a precondition for its success and sustainability. The film also looks into the principles of the watershed management and its impacts.
This film draws upon the experiences and works of Watershed Organisation Trust, (WOTR) / Indo-German Watershed Development Programme (IGWDP).