Scanty rainfall coupled with a lack of groundwater often leads to acute water scarcity in parts of Western Rajasthan. Anchored by village level institutions, Sambhaav has begun reviving traditional water harvesting systems which had benefited the local communities in the area.
One of the biggest successes of this project has been the development of community leaders and a sense of ownership over their own assets and water management. The project has helped reduce distress migration and improved the quality of life of women, who previously used to spend several hours in a day travelling long distances for availing drinking water.
Sambhaav works towards empowering rural communities through a planned approach of programme related interventions to address common needs through forums while building pressure on government bodies to perform so that people access what is rightfully theirs.