Water Project Provides Food and Jobs

One of HBMH’s community development programs is the Baar Watershed Program. The initial project addressed an area of 15 villages encompassing 200 acres of land that was not arable. The dry land did not produce enough food to feed the people, and the men could not find enough work to support their families, so most of them traveled to cities to live and work.

Through the efforts of the program, 92 acres of land are now richly producing crops, thanks to improved water retention and irrigation, as well as better agricultural techniques. About 150 families now have improved food security due to these efforts, and the percentage of men migrating to work in cities has been reduced by a whopping 92 percent. Projects like this one make a tremendous difference in educating villagers and improving their life situation.