Reforesting to bring back a dried up river, while generating employment for the local village community
12.50% Raised
Rs.37,500 donated of Rs.300,000 goal
5 Donors

Indian Himalayan Region is at the brink of an unprecedented water-crisis. Out of 16,000 villages in Uttarakhand, 8,800 have been declared water scarce. In a region, out of the 360 natural water spring, only 60 remain today. Rampant deforestation is rapidly depleting the groundwater levels. A woman in an Uttarakhand village today walks up to 10 Kilometers over 4 hours to fill just enough water, and collect fuel & fodder to last her\ household for a day. More and more water bodies are going dry everyday due to deforestation. To fight this, we are transforming a barren riverside land in Dehradun into a lush green native forest, so that the river can start flowing again. Your donation will directly go towards creating a forest and providing employment to the local community which is fighting water scarcity, desertification and other devastating impacts of climate change.

Location: 1 hectare of degraded riverside land in Lachhiwala Range, Dehradun  

Timeline: April – September 2019

Impact:

  • 17,000+ trees on a degraded riverside land
  • 100+ local community members employed during reforestation (Over 50% women)
  • Training for 30+ direct stakeholders for sustainable reforestation of the riverside ecosystem
  • ₹1,00,000 projected monetary addition to local economy through direct purchases
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Alaap

Alaap is fighting climate change and poverty by working with remote Himalayan communities to transform barren hillsides into dense native forests. Your contribution will help create carbon positive​ villages, employment and heal our planet.

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