The WISE-Foundation
Our Mission: To improve people's lives by providing the knowledge and means by which they can become more independent and self sufficient.
Yogesh M. & Bella Y. Patel

Gujarat Project year 2-3:  In years 2 and 3 of this project, our foundation has continued working through ARCH in providing villages grants to clear their land and build a tiering system allowing for water conservation.  The Farm-bunding work is proceeding in the villages and approximately 60,000 cubic meters of Farm-bunds protecting about 1,200 farms will be completed by June 2012. 

The following pictures are from the 2nd and 3rd year of the 5 year project and illustrate some of the work accomplished in the villages.


       Bhamtiben & Utariyabhai Vasava of Mathasar


     Keluben & Shanabhai of Vandari     Pandiben & Jethabhai of Mathasar    Mangiben & Muljibhai of Sankli


      Raising & Khansing Vasava of Arethi         Jambiben & Vanita of Arethi             Bund of maniben & Bhimsing of Arethi 


'Gandhikatha' by Narayanbhai Desai in Sankli village was organized during February 14 to 18. Hundreds of men-women from more than 30 villages participated in the 5 day program and listened to the story of Gandhi's life in simple Gujarati. They all enjoyed it and could relate it with their struggle.  


                                                                           Surtiben & Maktabhai of Arethi


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