Hindustan Unilever Foundation

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Hindustan Unilever Foundation (HUF) works closely with nonprofits and state governments to develop solutions that create water security and well-being for rural communities. It focusses on water conservation and the promotion of efficient use of water in agriculture in some of the most water-vulnerable regions of India.


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April 12, 2024
A young woman’s journey from a nonprofit to a corporate
A day in the life of a sales executive in rural Uttar Pradesh who isn't deterred by the challenges she faces as the only woman in the role, and perseveres to achieve her targets.
women explaining watershed work in binpur_water crisis

March 22, 2024
Photo essay: Farmers combat the water crisis
To counter India’s water crisis, nonprofits from across the country are helping farmers adopt innovative techniques to reduce water usage in agriculture.
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March 5, 2024
A social sector playbook: The time has come
To scale social impact models, we should turn proven processes and principles into a cross-sector code.
a group of women standing in a field--community water conservation

May 26, 2023
How community ownership sustains water conservation
Learn why women from tribal communities in eastern and central India are integral to planning, building, and managing a sustainable water conservation system.
Four women gathered around a tap trying to fill their steel pots with water_water scarcity

March 14, 2023
Reversing decades of water scarcity: What it takes
For decades Adivasi hamlets in Nashik were parched for up to eight months each year. Learn how a multi-pronged solution that responded to the local context and the unique needs of the community changed this situation.
Archana Mane in discussion with other women farmers_women farmers

November 24, 2022
Women farmers of Osmanabad mean business
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November 1, 2022
Rural women empower a model that thrives
SSP’s investment in rural women builds their confidence to assume public leadership roles and helps them promote climate resilience, food security, and more.
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