>50% of the Geographical Area of the Largest Dryland State of India
~100 villages from the deprived areas of Rajasthan
~0.1 million beneficiaries in form of women, children, farmers & youth
~20 million litres of rainwater per year is being harvested in dryland
In rural Rajasthan, there is enormous social and cultural inequality between men and women. RSNH helps communities transform gender relations by creating ways for women to come together in their individual.
In the rural villages and urban slums where RSNH, young adults have few organized opportunities or spaces to socialize, get involved in activities, receive job training, or participate in their community.
Half the children in the rural areas where we work do not attend school, and over a third have never been to school. Through our 173 alternative schools, 3 annual Learning Camps and scholarship program,
Strong village institutions are the nucleus for all of RSNH work. For over 40 years, RSNH has slowly built its alternative village governments into spaces where people are able to participate actively .