During a visit in the village of Bargarh (India) in 2009, the local population expressed to Alexis Roman their desperation regarding the recurring drought. He remembers a particularly striking moment in the village of Singasrot where the villagers had showed him a dried up well. While leaving the village, a woman yield in Hindi: « Help us! We are dying! » . This was a decisive moment. He knew that Bargarh was where his actions would start.