India: Quality water supply for boswellia producing communities
Boswellia is a resin herb native to India that can be used as a natural medicinal plant. The communities collecting it are part of a generally disadvantaged group lacking access to a number of basic social services. An assessment with the communities showed that better access to drinking water is a top priority to increase their wellbeing.
To address this need, we are partnering with a non-governmental organisation specialised in ethical sourcing approaches to provide access to safe drinking water to all inhabitants of a village in Shivpuri district. This objective will be achieved by building borewells with electric and manual pumps as well as concrete reservoirs. To ensure the wells’ maintenance, a water committee will also be established.