Developing World Connections volunteers work with one of our two Indian in-country partners in the Rajasthan state. Located in the Thar Desert, Rajasthan is home to more than 68 million people. High rates of illiteracy, insufficient water sources, inadequate health care and limited access to social services are pervasive problems.
You can work in villages around Bhinder, a community on the outskirts of Udaipur known as the Venice of India, with Sahyog Sansthan. You will work with farmers building water harvesting structures or and well and land partitions. These allow farmers to grow two crops a year instead of one, giving them more food for their families and income through sales.
Or you can work with Jatan Sansthan, a grassroots organization that has developed a range of programs over the years aimed at empowering women, children and youth. The organization's programs focus on health, education and employment, including such projects as building washrooms.