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Installation de nouveaux poulaillers

Standing in the hot sun in the village of Chuhuda Colony, Ramsiya has a smile on her face. This woman from the Kol tribe, labeled as “low caste” by the state government, has no land. Mother of 6 children, her income relies solely on seasonal work she and her husband are able to find. They are sometimes employed on others’...
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De nouveaux systèmes d’irrigations

 The region of Mao in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, has been suffering from drought for many years. The Indian government has recognized it as a “drought prone area”. Rain Drop got involved with the tribal farmers and lower castes, in order to help them better manage their water resources. Agriculture is the most water-intensive activity. This is why...
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Un échange culturel

It’s almost evening in the desert that surrounds the villages where Rain Drop operates. Shadows stretch across the ground as the sun sinks in the sky, while three teenagers wrangle over a bike – the winner scooting away in a cloud of dust. Nothing disturbs the relative peace. Nothing that is, except a teacher with big blue eyes almost two...
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Installation de pompes à pieds à Ajad Purva

The long green hose slithering through the fields not far way from Ajad Purva looks more like a giant snake than the water foot pump equipment installed as part of another Rain Drop initiative. Measuring 30 meters long, two of those foot pump equipments were installed with the precious help of the villagers in order to serve as an effective...
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Ek Paratas, panch roupia !

“Jen! Heloise! Jam paratas wallah, jam paratas wallah [1]!” This is how the villagers call the girls who are part of the Rain Drop team in India these last few weeks. The suffix wallah can be used in ordrer to describe many jobs: “chaï-wallah” is the one who prepares the tea, “dudh-wallah” delivers the milk to the villagers’ doorsteps, the “dhobi-wallah”...
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Petit à petit, Rain Drop installe les systèmes de goutte à goutte

After much anticipation, the drip irrigation system installation process has finally begun! The farmers in this region have traditionally used surface irrigation techniques, which involve covering an entire field with water. This type of “flooding” technique is water-intensive, and therefore especially inappropriate for drought-prone areas like Mau. Drip irrigation systems release water in a slow and steady fashion, and are...
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