The beginning

« A single drop raises the ocean » – Indian Proverb

The beginnings

It’s in India that it all started…

Alexis Roman, then a student, left for an internship in India. From encounters to encounters, he found himself in the villages of Bargarh, in Uttar Pradesh. The inhabitants already suffering from poverty, were enduring a 7 year drought. Desperate, farmers expressed their need for water. In one of the villages, an elderly women told him : “help us, we’re dying !” It was a turning point.

Upon his return to France, in march 2010, he created Rain Drop and left for Bargarh 6 months later to implement the NGO’s first project !

The beginnings were not easy. Without funds, without a team and without speaking the language, he spent several months in Chetteni, a small village of 60 families which has no running water and electricity. He got acquainted with the local culture, the rhythm and the needs. He learnt hindi and took the time to understand the people with whom he was living. 

This first year, with the participation of the villagers of Chetteni, two water harvesting ponds were constructed and 250 trees were planted. See the activity report 2010-2011 for the details of the other activities implemented. 

Then our projects multiplied...

Discover our projects
Sustainable water management

We work in drought prone areas. Through participative community action, we harvest every drop of rain and implement water efficient ways to meet household and agricultural needs.

Tree planting & agriculture

To fight drought and develop new livelihood opportunities, we plant fruit and medicinal trees, and encourage sustainable agricultural practices.

Trainings & food security

Through trainings and the development of small businesses, farmers and women group guarantee their food and financial security. This brings sustainability to our actions and the quality of life of families.

Water management systems constructed
14 810
Trees planted
15 200
Micro-entrepreneurs supported

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