Introducing the ‘Water Drop Initiative’ towards generating a positive impact for the people & planet

The ‘Water Drop Initiative’ enables stakeholders and companies worldwide to collaborate towards generating positive impact related to the UN’s sustainability goals, where Spowdi can be a solutions provider. Among our ongoing projects is Spowdi’s collaboration with SHL Medical. SHL Medical sponsors education and training, Spowdi Mobile Pro systems, and entrepreneurial opportunities through the Spowdi Smart Farming initiative, with the goal to enable income independence for women micro-entrepreneurs in India.

SEWA sisters in training

SHL Medical partners with Spowdi to support the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) micro-entrepreneurs

The Water Drop Initiative enables small-hold farmers and women micro-entrepreneurs to be economically independent, while playing an important role in igniting a farming evolution that is fossil free.

The Water Drop Initiative was launched in 2021 in India, in partnership with SEWA. SEWA or the Self Employed Women’s Association promotes economic independence among women from low-income groups and is the largest organization of informal workers in the world, with 1.9 million women as members.

The CSR project has initiated the ‘Train the Trainer Programme’ which aims to provide education and training for SEWA grassroots members and enable them to become experts in ‘Smart Farming’. To support the initiative, SHL Medical has made a USD 100,000 contribution to buy Spowdi irrigation systems and training hours available to the SEWA grassroots members.

As a next step, the initiative aims to provide small-hold farmers with tools and knowledge to produce more food on existing farmland. This knowledge sharing will be carried out by the trained SEWA grassroots members, also known as SEWA Sisters.

Additionally, the initiative seeks to enable financing solutions for farmers via various farming institutions, based on the principle of ‘offering farmers a fair deal.’ Presently, the Water Drop Initiative is being rolled out in Indian states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan. 

Spowdi is both delighted and humbled to have the opportunity to work with the SEWA sisters, whom I have interacted with during the ‘Train the Trainer Programme’. Their commitment and enthusiasm towards the initiative is commendable. This collaboration helps all of us get closer to meeting the SDGs and Climate Action goals.

Henrik Johansson, CEO & Co-founder of Spowdi

Join us in supporting the Water Drop Initiative and women micro-entrepreneurs

The Water Drop Initiative enables companies to sponsor a CSR project, giving small-hold farmers and women micro-entrepreneurs the possibility to transform their farming practices towards regenerative farming, reduce dependencies on fossil energy, and be economically independent.

Would you like to enable a transformation towards fossil-free farming for small-hold farmers and women micro-entrepreneurs? Your company can get involved in our CSR initiatives. Get in touch with us.

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