For the people of Sunderbans, cyclone Amphan might have wrecked their land but not their resolve. And proving it by example is a group of 20 enthusiastic women from Ramkrishnapur village who actively participated in the making of a mangrove nursery and plantation under ‘Goonj’s ‘Dignity For Work’ initiative. Having planted around 10,000 saplings, the group now looks forward to planting more by the river bank to prevent the erosion of soil. However, what made it special for them was that all of these saplings were either grown by them or collected from the sides of the river bank or from the jungle. Their efforts didn’t stop there.
To ensure the nutritional food intake of their families, they have also made a community kitchen garden (40ft X 30ft) in their village by pooling in money to purchase the required seeds, nets and ropes. Having sown the seeds of spinach, brinjal, pumpkin, jhinga and bitter gourd, this enthusiastic bunch of women are eagerly awaiting their harvest. So, when Goonj rewarded their efforts with Rahat Kits, they were not only happy with the essential materials but also pleased with themselves to have found solutions to their own common problems.
Goonj has started our disaster relief & rehabilitation works of cyclone Amphan in the Sundarbans area.
To know more about our work & to donate – https://goonj.org/donate